Date: Sat Jul 5 08:11:51 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: what the hell? Pearl Jam?!? i have to say the nicest thing i can say is that they are better then oasis (curse andy bell, why, after ride?) and yes, i prefer nirvana.

Date: Sat Jul 5 04:31:50 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: on the road
Comment: harlem is a great song. pj are a nice concept and florida is a nice place to visit but i wouldn’t want to live there.

Date: Fri Jul 4 20:42:37 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: where the hell am i? pearl jam? please.. is it just me or is harlem a great song?

Date: Fri Jul 4 18:09:30 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Pearl Jam suck! Nirvana rule!

Date: Fri Jul 4 14:28:51 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I love state of love and trust, that song is fantastic. I know what you mean about the kill the superheroes thing. Pearl Jam are an awesome band.

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:57:16 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Any of you ever notice that “State of Love and Trust” by PJ has a “Kill the Superheroes” feel on the verse sections?

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:41:55 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’m a huge PJ fan. Saw them twice and saw Eddie singing with the Who as well a couple of years back, they’re a great band and like the swervies play a different set every night. They never fail to dissapoint!

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:18:41 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey Swervies – Don’t know if any of you are in to Pearl Jam, but I have to say they are an excellent band. Saw them live last night and they were top. I don’t listen to them much anymore so it was so cool to hear so many songs that I grew up to over the past 12 years. If any of you get a chance to see them, GO! You never know when a band may decide to call it quits.

Date: Fri Jul 4 09:09:37 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The argument’s a bit futile because no-ones going to stop me buying vinyl or change my opinion, i’ve spent a lot of time working in studios and stuff studying sound and have to say and both me and you can definitely hear the difference between Cd and Mp3, although the rate at which it is encoded does have a drastic effect on the quality. Another thing, i’ve had so many CD’s lost or stolen over the years, it’s a lot harder to lose an LP than a CD. Anyway, didn’t this start from someone wanting a copy of raise? did you get one? Isn’t it funny how these things start? CD sound is better quality than that of vinyl but the sound of vinyl just adds to my romanticised view of rock and roll, the scratches nd surface noise add to that. And i reckon everybody here would much rather watch a dvd than vhs. I wonder what swervies view of it is, i reckon they’re vinyl lovers, think about it, the first toshack album came out on vinyl and that was like two years ago. I remeber buying terraform by Shellac on vinyl and it came out like a year before it did on CD, Albini’s a notoriously difficult guy though (still one of my heroes!). Does anybody have the first Drive Like Jehu album on CD? it just sats ‘Cd’s really fucking blow’ in small black letters, that always made me laugh.

Date: Fri Jul 4 06:55:51 2003
Name: Confused Jeff
City/State/Country: Bondi
Comment: www.waterfront.com? Florida’s No.1 Realty? Coool.

Date: Fri Jul 4 01:21:55 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Actually, vinyl does sound better than a CD….if you can afford a freakin’ $10,000.00 stereo. I can’t. Therefore, CD’s for me baby (But I still buy some vinyl for the collectibility, large graphics, etc). Not to mention I have about 1500 cd’s and they take up much less space then vinyl. As for MP3’s sounding worse than CD’s, it’s true for many of the people who rip songs at low to intermediate bit rates. Unless you record at a high bit rate, the first thing to go is the symbols, they become all washed out. If the percussion sounds like crap, well, then there isn’t any reason to listen to it 😉 However, all my friends who are big into vinyl? They’re definitely snobs..lol! To each his own. Aidy, sorry to hear about your vinyl being lifted. That truly sux. What’s really sad is that you obviously had some rare Swervie material, and probably some other rare stuff as well, that the people who stole it won’t have a freakin’ clue about. Dream well Swervies…

Date: Thu Jul 3 23:01:33 2003
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Sydney Australia
Comment: Aloha, I’m a Mezcal Head fan myself. Followed by 99th. Deep down I wish I could hear the Raise songs rerecorded a’la Mezcal. Not to denegrate Raise…. I totally love it the way it is. I’d just love to hear the Raise songs recorded a the same way as Mezcal (and there’s about other 100 bands whose early stuff I’d like to hear rerecorded – Samiam for one). Blowing Cool is the all time Swerve song for me…. with Last Day coming in at no. 2. But then again…. hey, remember hearing Mustang back in the day all you 30+ folks (like me). Ahhhh. Not many moments like that in life. It puts the ‘revelation’ of Smells Like Teen Spirit into perspective (ie. music biz = marketing) Anyway, it’s good that everyone has a different experience with Swervedriver’s stuff. I’m gonna be in LA/NYC/SF from 21st July – mid Aug. If anyone lives in these cities and wants to hook up for a brew or whatever, email me at whitewatersky@yahoo.co.uk I’m travelling with a mate and we’re just staying with friends and hoping to check out as many bands, guitar shops, record stores etc as we can. Also, if there’s any Americans who have Swerve/Adam Franklin video/audio they’d like to share, please get in touch. I’d like to arrange something and if possible have you send your stuff to my mate’s place in LA. then i can avoid crazy postage charges. Hate to hassle, but as you know, it’s hard to get cool SWD/AFranklin stuff. Cheers Andrew SPAM: For other Aussies /kiwis on here… check out the new EP by Solea. I’ve released it on my label The Assimilation Cartel. It’s the singer from Texas Is The Reason + guitarist from Samiam & Knapsack. It’s at www.waterfront.com or indie shops all over the country (sorry bout that)

Date: Thu Jul 3 21:56:16 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: well 1000+ of my vinyl got stolen in leeds (strong bloody burglar) and i miss some stuff. i now have to dj with cd’s, which is not half as much fun, and besides, if you do not have vinyl, you do not have everything by swervedriver, which tells you their attitude to vinyl! Sounds like some of you lot aren’t as anal about their music products as i am, i love the smell/feel of a new single on vinyl! i also hate it when you get a new albini cd and it says “this was recorded to be played on vinyl” as it makes me feel inadequate!!!

Date: Thu Jul 3 17:06:35 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well allow me to re-iterate. The purpose of vinyl and cd are the same = to play music. the differences are that the CD sounds clear and crisp, and the vinyl is scratchy and skips. Its just snobbery. And I seriously doubt I am any fool, I didn’t make my point very well at the start. and for that I apologise. And to the person that says MP3 and CD sound different…. Oh puuuuhhlease!!!

Date: Thu Jul 3 16:41:23 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Simon – I guess some of us just like the foreplay (“romace”) of vinyl. Let’s all just agree to disagree.

Date: Thu Jul 3 16:10:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Jeez – you vinyl junkies all talk the same! A properly mastered cd tops vinyl any day of the week. Aside from that, the very fact that every time you play vinyl you are actually contributing to it’s deterioration – needle scratching away on plastic etc. Seven inch singles were always by and large dreadful, sound-quality wise. Every old lp that i replaced with cd I was delighted with – take the 1st Damned album, fer instance. I played that to death when I was young – got it on cd a few years ago and the sound quality blew my mind. I was so used to fuckin awful scratchy shit that to hear it the way the master tapes MEANT it to sound was amazing. Anyway, what would you rather do – press number 7 to play Sunset or get out the big black plastic artifact of its sleeve (slightly scratching it in the process), then gingerly hover the needle over the gap between track 1 and 2 of side B of the lp? Like, hello????

Date: Thu Jul 3 15:34:25 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: there is definitely a different sort of sound between vinyl, CD, mp3. I don’t prefer any of them. it just depends. i do love vinyl and realize that it will someday become a rarity. so i buy stuff and then play them once or twice and stick them on the shelf, then i buy CDs so I can hear what I bought on vinyl, copy them and take the copies where ever i go because I can be a bit careless with accounting for things and like vinyl I can kill a CD in a week they aren’t that reliable. i know that’s completely ridiculous, but i’ve lost a lot of stuff, either taken or stolen or lost or broken.

Date: Thu Jul 3 12:42:17 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’ve go a lot of Vinyl and CD’s, tapes minidiscs and all sorts of other crap. Given the choice i buy LP’s for a variety of reasons, sleeves are bigger, more interesting (gatefold and things like that) I prefer using vinyl to Cd’s to DJ with too, and there’s still a lot of stuff out there you can’t get on CD. I love viynl and it’d be a shame to see the back of it but i reckon dj’ing is so popular that that’s a long time off. I’ve got loads of cool swervie vinyl, ESR with a 7″, for seeking heat/blowin cool, my zephyr, why say yeah, 99th dream in a cool plastic bag……the list goes on.

Date: Thu Jul 3 10:23:24 2003
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: New York USA
Comment: Vinyl sucks big time. I hated it in the 1970s (stupid rockers with turntables, giant speakers, denim jackets, bald with ponytails), never mind today. And screw that stupid album art – who cares?! In fact, all hard media sucks. Digital files are better. But honestly, I hate this friggo audiophile crap altogether.

Date: Thu Jul 3 09:30:49 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Dave – if you can’t tell the difference between vinyl and CD.. I must say, with all due respect, you’re a fool. Both formats have their pro’s and con’s sure, but vinyl gives you something that a CD never can or will. It’s hard to put a finger on it – I prefer to call it ‘dimension’. Anyway, surf twang my friends.

Date: Thu Jul 3 09:20:32 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: There is no feckin difference between vinyl and CD. Crikey. Its just snobbery. Vinyl is outdated and was replaced for a good reason, its unreliable and a waste of materials. CD all the way.

Date: Thu Jul 3 07:11:14 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Songs like sunset which have that ‘chug’ just sound well good on vinyl. I’ve got it on CD too. And you got a free 7″ with the LP!

Date: Wed Jul 2 21:47:57 2003
Name: kristi henderson
City/State/Country: sharpesburg ga.
Comment: Anyone have any idea where i can find a swervedriver t-shirt or dvd? This is for good friend that has never stopped loving the band! help!!! already tried e-bay. thanks

Date: Wed Jul 2 20:00:16 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: its true raise does sound better on vinyl

Date: Wed Jul 2 15:41:58 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I though Raise was still widely available, as part of the Sony Columbia promotion where they were selling stacks of classic Creation albums at mid-price….oh no Chris, you disappoint me. A vinyl snob, lol! Seriously though, those crackles and pops AREN’T meant to be on there – any vinyl junkie luddite who says different is talking out of their respective backsides!! Give me Elton John’s Madman Across The Water on 8-Track anytime, mate.

Date: Wed Jul 2 07:34:50 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: If you want a copy of Raise on LP for £8 go to www.left-legged.com. Sounds better on vinyl anyway.

Date: Tue Jul 1 18:17:28 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave, I think the shit I write with my band is the best I can do, or at least my favorite. I play a Fender Strat with a Roland GR1 Guitar Synth, Lexicon MPXG2, and various FX boxes (Boss FX). Check us out on mp3.com http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/525/the_experimental_noise_inc.html

Date: Tue Jul 1 18:00:37 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: Last i looked there were loads of copies on ebay, about three, but a few days ago

Date: Tue Jul 1 16:49:44 2003
Name: Jeremy
City/State/Country: UK Oxford
Comment: In my post Glasto haze(where i am almost sure Adam F did not play cos i would have spotted it and gone!) i have done a swervedriver compilation for my new girl cos she remembered loving rave down. So i thought i would post my listing and see what all think of my ultimate 80 mins of Swerve.Remember tho i havent got Raise(just Rave EP) and cant find it anywhere on CD – can anyone help? Rave Down Never lose that feeling (edit version) Duel Blowin Cool MM Abduction Last Train to Satansville Duress(of course!) Bring me the head…. The other Jesus(my favourite) Bubblin up Ejector Seat Reservation How does it feel to ….candy 99th Dream Last day on earth Shwe weaves a tnder trap Wrong treats(2nd favourite!)

Date: Tue Jul 1 11:56:36 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Great news people. Download the free newsgroup reader (if you havent already) called Grabit, then download the new Super Furry Animals lp that someone has kindly uploaded on alt.binaries.warez.uk.mp3…:-) So this is what it sounds like, when Doves cry? Yo muzo boy – I have sold most of my music equipment over the years but still have my Aria Cat bass and my Marlin guitar and generic acoustic. The most pleasing thing I can play at parties/gatherings is either Blackbird (accompanied by catterwauling a la Yoko) or Rave Down. A simple guitar passage, it remains a beauty to behold when you play it solo. Sugarbabes rule, that’s the down low (“that’s ‘low down'”; “no doubt!”)

Date: Tue Jul 1 11:30:32 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: dave! hiya! well i think talking about music with fellow swd fans should never be considered off topic. i am totally interested in what others who share some of the same musical taste are doing or listening to. in fact the board would probably generate a lot more energy if people talked more about what they love – presumably music. yah talking! the art of communication is highly underated these days.

Date: Tue Jul 1 09:49:43 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: It’s crazy what a small world it is sometimes………

Date: Tue Jul 1 08:48:56 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I am just wondering, all the guitar players on this board, What is the best thing you guys can play? The most impressive thing? The best solo etc? I also wanna know what equipment u all use too… sorry if its off topic, i just wanna know.

Date: Tue Jul 1 07:56:05 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: house on the borderland may well still be there, but, i could never find it at the best of times, i shall try to find it next time i am in posh. i must have got into swervedriver about two weeks after they played. Literally, my mates elder brother saw them, and raved about them, getting us all into them, just too late, but i saw them since, so all is good

Date: Tue Jul 1 06:50:27 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: House and the borderland’s still there, i’ve picked up some swervie gems from there over the years, did you ever go to red hot records, it was the bollocks. Probably one of the best record shops i’ve ever been in. He tried to turn it into an internet cafe in about 1997 and it flopped and closed down. I was gutted. I suppose there are worse places to live. Apparently Swervedriver played here on the raise tour… i was a bit young for that though.

Date: Mon Jun 30 18:02:24 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: how strange, i post one reply come back two hours later to find its not there, type a second and the first pops up. sorry

Date: Mon Jun 30 18:00:15 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: mm, Stamford. If you thought posh sucked. House on the borderland was cool, though, records, weird clothes, comics and drug paraphanalia under one roof. But i was introduced to swervedriver by a bloke from stamford, so it came good in the end

Date: Mon Jun 30 16:20:29 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: Stamford was pants, but i did love the House on the Borderland in peterborough.It had loads of paisley shirts and cool records, both of which i was into at the time!

Date: Mon Jun 30 09:26:12 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: ENgland
Comment: It’s funny that you went to school in Stamford Aidy. I’m from Peterborough – and yes i know its a shithole and i hate it. At least they’ve got venues in Cambridge. Tend to find myself in London most of the time when i’m in this part of the country.

Date: Mon Jun 30 09:23:22 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think i saw that ‘no nirvana’ thing. didn’t it have dinosaur jr on it? i’m pretty sure it was on about ’93? Swervedriver on the beat was cool too, it seems there’s a lack of quality swervie live footage around. To be honest glasto looked pretty shitty this year, but it’s not really about the bands is it. Haven’t been since they put the fence up so can’t really judge what it’s like there. Are you sure Adam was there? If he was – gutted.

Date: Sun Jun 29 19:39:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Whenever Joolz Holland comes on tv – like with Glasto – I fucking cringe. Like, lets here more of your plinkety-plonk honky-tonk piano shite with a bit of fucking jazz bollocks thrown in. jeez someone should tell him to sit down and shut the fuck up! Yeah, tv coverage of Glasto was patchy wasn-t it – you can always guarentee on lots of shit like Macey Gray and – worse – Davod Gray to appeal to the bank manager music “fans”!! Radiohead were a bit out of tune in places but still good – wish i was there. Really liked the Polyphonic Spree footage too. Haven’t seen the rest – just taped it. Adam Franklin was on the acoustic stage you know.

Date: Sun Jun 29 04:22:34 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: yes, my mate has a best of snub vid, there is also a dead good US special of the old later (pre smug holland) called no nirvana, which james in the falcon has, and various old ‘indie’ compilations knocking about. I have a vid of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club choosing the vids on MTV2 which includes Ride, MBV, Joy Division and Sonic Youth among others, which is really good, but you are right, there is a dearth of decent shows on telly. i remember this thing with a fat goth (she is a Times columnist) and Johnny Vaughan, which had its moments. I went to school in Stamford, and we used to make it down for the filming of Up The Junction in Cambridge, which was quite cool. I think though that Garry Crowley was the worst presenter on TV, though his shows had decent music. Even the old chart show had the indie chart every third week. The coverage of Glatonbury has not ventured to the Other Stage very often, or the New Bands Tent at all, let alone the other stages, despite having had 7 hours on terrestrial TV so far, which shows the emphasis of the TV companies. Isn’t it ace being old, so that you can moan about the good old days!

Date: Sat Jun 28 20:20:32 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Fortunately I still have this live Swervedriver recording on VHS – watched it the other day in fact. They played 4 songs from Mezcal and an ace version of Sandblasted with a different ending to the lp version.

Date: Sat Jun 28 20:18:55 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yes Aidy I remember that. It was shown just before Duel was released as a single from the “forthcoming album” and I though ‘fuck – this is the BEST thing they’ve ever done!’. They were also on a Gary Crowley hosted program on ITV around this time where 5 songs recorded live in London were aired. The same show also had live stuff by the Boo Radleys (remember them? -fantastic!)and lots of other indie based stuff. Whither are the decent music programs now (anyone remember Snub? The show with the Pixies and the fab Butthole Surfers?)??

Date: Sat Jun 28 18:30:28 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln uk
Comment: looks of very poor quality (take in from one who bought shit bootleg t-shirt off ebay) Single camara angle indicates, some (probably short) bloke with a video camara. But, while we are on the subject, there was a swervedriver special on 120 minutes many moons ago. I remember raise tracks, never loose that feeling and snowboarding footage. Does anyone else remember this? It was cool, but i lived in leeds at the time, and we got burgled a lot, so my copy of it went the way of most things i had then. i still cry when i think about my vinyl and my guitars. Boo Hoo!

Date: Sat Jun 28 17:18:21 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: anyone see this, someone is selling a Swervedriver DVD on ebay……mmmmmmm http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2541560257&category=618

Date: Sat Jun 28 14:09:13 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: Finally changed the strings on my acoustic today!! Next time, I won’t wait 9 years…..now they go “bwhang” instead of “drrrmmmm”. Saw a bit of a Radiohead (I think) video yesterday. Cool song, something about “just because you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there…” A nice, “out” kind of number. Cheers to the cool people around the planet. In honor of the strong Brit presence on this board, I am going to say “lift” and “lorry” (where appropriate) for the next week. Thanks for helping us in Iraq – Australia too!! – “She just smiled and gave me a vegamite parmesan, baby”. – JT

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Date: Fri Jun 27 08:52:50 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: lowgold? last i heard they got fucked over by their record label which went bankrupt, they got left with huge debts owing, and then the drummer quit, you know the usual…but now i heard they got a new drummer and will soon be releasing a new cd. got this off the bigtakeover message board if anyone is interested – After Doe, we took a short walk to Village Underground, where Adam Franklin was to play (I thought) an opening set for another artist, but it turned out he was actually the headliner. After doing about 4 or 5 solo electric numbers, he was joined by a terrific drummer with a very laid-back style (forgot his name, but I think it’s the same guy who plays on the new Toshack Highway/Sianspheric split CD). The combination of the two worked perfectly, as the songs never out-and- out rocked, but instead had a nice, hypnotic vibe (which at times got pretty loud!), really drawing you in. I mean, Franklin can do the same alone with an acoustic, but I really liked this presentation. Plus, Franklin can just make so many great sounds come out of his guitar (whether it’s acoustic or electric), that his shows are never stale.

Date: Thu Jun 26 23:47:01 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: vegas of the brisbane australia variety
Comment: james, man, dirty three… they are awesome. If ya ever get the chance to catch them live, DO SO!!! They are so amazing and eerie!!! Check out ‘whatever you love, you are’ beautiful….

Date: Thu Jun 26 12:33:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: whatever happened to the lovely Lowgold?

Date: Thu Jun 26 10:37:24 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: still the same
Comment: …oh and the dirty three – i offered it up to the stars sounds fuckin wonderful with yer coffee and donut.

Date: Thu Jun 26 10:27:00 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: @work
Comment: lowgold, magnetic fields, favs off the radio? sebadoh-on fire, rem-the one, luna-bewitched, rm-ears ring

Date: Thu Jun 26 06:02:25 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: for all you london based ride fans mark gardiner is playing a solo gig on july 30th i think. it is at spitz which is in the lovely and soon to be demolished spitalfields market. nearest tube is liverpool street. on my stereo – a dusted off mezcal head, where you been, ritual de lo habitual and big boi and dre present outkast.

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Date: Wed Jun 25 19:20:50 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yes Chris – Dont Stop is wierd backwards. There’s another one off Cmplete Stone roses – Where Angels Fear To TReat I think – another backwards song which when reversed soudns great. No Aidy I didnt see Mogwai in Lincoln – damn! I love Fear Satan (have you heard the blistering remx by Kevin (MBV) Shields? Also, Helicon 2 is god-like. But there are some superb songs on this new one – esp the opener. Very summer-y.Too many of their songs I feel dont have a loud/soft/loud structure, and are fairly meandering (this from someone who loves Spacemen 3)

Date: Wed Jun 25 16:10:37 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The end of Raise is cool too, kind of an acousticy jam with two guitars and the bass……..far too much time on my hands..

Date: Wed Jun 25 15:51:05 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Just gave soon a listen, and ‘don’t stop’ by the roses, check it out if you get a chance, makes for quite a cool version of waterfall.

Date: Wed Jun 25 14:38:06 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: indeed mogwai v melodic, but i prefer the more dirty soft/ heavy, quiet/ loud crescendo groundbreaking sounds of previous albums. If i wanted melodic, i have countless albums to turn to. As i say though, they have already altered their sound, so unfortunately it may turn out to be the most melodic thing thay will ever do. Remember, this is the band who had a 20+ minute single produced by 70’s disco/ 80’s electro ledgend Arthur Baker, and engineered by 80’s / 90’s/ 00’s revlutionary noisenik god Steve Albini. P.S. simon, did you see mogwai play to about 80 people in the Falcon? 8/9 years ago, it is on their website, 1st gig outside Scotland, i believe

Date: Wed Jun 25 13:44:48 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too have blasted the new Radiohead lp for 3 months so am well used to it now. I think it’s fuckin ace. Same with Mogwai – ackwards step? It’s the most melodic thing they’ve ever done! Chris – yes I too use Soundforge to piss about with songs – try reversing My Bloody Valentine’s Soon – it is just awesome. And remains still the best song ever written by anyone ever!! Still, this is a Swervie room, so up the Swerves!!

Date: Wed Jun 25 13:00:06 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: hey janes addiction…too right. New album out in a couple of weeks.

Date: Wed Jun 25 10:23:01 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: i hate metal, yet love mezcal head the most, i must just be really stupid. duress, girl on a motorbike and last train are my favourite swervedriver album tracks. all on mezcal. would be improved by inclusion of never lose that feeling, lucky americans (apart from having bush, obviously) mogwai newie a bit of a backward step. too one dimensional, but they are already set to change sound on tour. Radiohead good, but i have had three months to get used to it, and besides, i prefer mezcal head, so what would i know? if nothing else, love swervies slagging off thatcher, remember winding up posh tory types at my boarding school in 6th form. mezcal also has memories of being THE album to relax to after all night sessions with mates.

Date: Wed Jun 25 07:18:12 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Simon, I was messing around with Soundforge and thie idea just came to me, I agree it sounds well cool. I bet there’s all sorts of other songs that could do with reversing, maybe that bit right at the end of raise – I might do that now. And yes I’ve got far too much time on my hands.

Date: Wed Jun 25 06:43:12 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: How are the new CDs from Radiohead and Mogwai? I’m a fan of both bands, but I haven’t heard either release yet. I’ve been listening to the newest Godspeed, new Toshack, and Sainspheric.

Date: Wed Jun 25 02:04:08 2003
Name: Thom
City/State/Country: Banff, Canadia
Comment: HTTT is a big fuckin’ doo doo ball….

Date: Wed Jun 25 00:51:20 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: 99th Dream/Toshack/Sian (aside from the music, the CD design really kicks ass too)/new Flaming Lips EP/new Radiohead/The Police/Gene (the first one – guilty pleasure ;)/some Beatles (Help & Rubber Soul). The thing about raise for me was the mixing of the vocals – way too hushed which is a shame because the lyrics are solid throughout. I’m a Mezcal guy, but the whole Beatles/swervie mythology/diversity of ESR probably puts it on par. Raise is king and 99th solidly completes the circle. She Weaves a Tender Trap…saying a lot to me right now if ya get my meaning…

Date: Wed Jun 25 00:41:33 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: bill, i’m a stupid metal head AND i still think RAISE is tops of the pops. I wonder if our american commrades would think any lesser of MEZCAL if ‘never lose that feeling’ was not on the album. My aussie version doesn’t. Revolving PUMPKINS gish + THE GO TEAM.

Date: Tue Jun 24 16:31:36 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: slint-spiderland/ mogwai-happy songs for happy people/ radiohead- all hail…/ grandaddy-sumday / the heads -under sided / the wedding present – seamonsters, lots of butthole surfers and ego war by audiobullies. oh and sigur ros. anything depressing, due to newly found single status, missing girlfriend and her kid, so staying in on my birthday! which happens to be one away from 30 to add to depression!

Date: Tue Jun 24 16:09:44 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: On the CD: New live Zep, “How The West Was Won” (un-fucking-believable); Flaming Lips, “Finally, The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid”, & “Fight Test” single with K. Minogue/Beck/Radiohead covers; revisiting Sonic Youth’s “Washing Machine”. On the turntable: all kinds of scary, scratchy New Wave vinyl from my youth (anyone remember Visage?)

Date: Tue Jun 24 15:55:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: at last soemone took notice of my idea about board the bullet train! & V#1. fuckin ace they sound

Date: Tue Jun 24 13:54:41 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Has been listening to Snoop Dogg and Rick Springfield. Someone was saying about reversing ‘board the bullet train’ and ‘valentine number one’. It sounds pretty cool. They dont sound exactly alike, they definitely been overdubbed like the stone roses ‘don’t stop, still worth checking out though….

Date: Tue Jun 24 13:47:11 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People; Mogwai – Happy Songs for Happy People; Year of the Rabbit – s/t; Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights; Radiohead – HTTT

Date: Tue Jun 24 12:26:21 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: a pre-release of the new Super Furry Animals album, ditto for the new Elbow album, & The Polyphonic Spree – The Beginning Stages

Date: Tue Jun 24 12:14:18 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Jane’s Addiction – Nothings Shocking

Date: Tue Jun 24 11:57:32 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: in the CD player……Mr Franklin’s newest, of course, Ride’s OX4, Led Zepplin III, assorted Marc Bolan…..things I am looking forward to the new Jesus and Mary Chain and Mark Gardener…..need to get to the record shop soon

Date: Tue Jun 24 10:10:52 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: has adam and swervedriver ever gone on record as saying whether taping and trading of their concerts is ok?

Date: Tue Jun 24 09:23:10 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: back home
Comment: ok so what is the latest thing in your cd players these days? just out of curiosity.

Date: Mon Jun 23 13:35:46 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah, Bill – don’t give us your elitist “well of course, you wouldn’t understand unless you’re clever like me” attitude! Songs like Find It Everywhere & A Change… aren’t as “metal” as Mustang or Sci-Fi, so I don’t really know where you’re coming from there. For me, Raise was immediate – so was Mezcal. Every lp they did since Mezcal had that album’s same identifiable SWD MKII sound (i.e. after the original bassist & drummer jumped ship) so you’re saying what exactly? Whatever – debate is good!

Date: Mon Jun 23 12:34:46 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: Bill, what are you on about .

Date: Mon Jun 23 04:14:37 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Went hiking today. Humans climbing mountains….. what the hell is wrong with us? Just came back from a drag queen show…. I said “Fideleio” at the doors and oh what a night it was…… trees are overrated. skanky bush.

Date: Sun Jun 22 23:06:55 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Sun Jun 22 20:44:40 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Too much wine ville )hudz)
Comment: I think bill could be a bit elitist there. I like ,mezcal for lots of reasons, maybe it was because i could understand it, maybe not (i arent a metaller btw) I like mezcal because its loud and in yer face (hehe) I lovce the songs and the guitaring. Also FEEL SO REAL is amazinf and lincoln person i agree with u and ur words arent wasted. I dont like toshack at all. 🙁 Nevermind. Slrry about the rant, I am very very….drunk. o apologies

Date: Sun Jun 22 18:17:43 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: ca
Comment: bill – you know i say something very similiar about some of adam’s new stuff, particularly his “every day” EP which is supposed to be a collection of just demos, but I think he really acheived his style of inspired song writing on that one, (wish i knew who the girl was), and thats the very thing that i liked about swd, inspired rocking, memorable tunes, interesting lyrics. i think you kind of have to really be into music (obsessive in fact – the best fans are) to “get” what’s going on in some of the better toshack songs. Oh and hey no offence to all you folks who just haven’t been “getting” the new stuff…heh!

Date: Sun Jun 22 17:22:00 2003
Name: Bill
City/State/Country: Woodland, Washington, USA
Comment: I’ve never heard anyone say the production of Mezcal Head was better than Raise . That sounds just plain nutty to me. Mezcal Head I find very difficult to listen to, the guitars stick out all over the place and the sound is way too canned (condensed?). I think Raise is a million times the album, both in songwriting and in production value. One has to be a discerning listener to “get” what’s going on on Raise, while Mezcal Head’s an lp that any stupid metal head can appreciate.

Date: Sun Jun 22 16:25:42 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think most of the people on this board are pretty obsessive! Always wanted to know how they got that sound at the start of feel so real, my best guess is a whammy pedal? i know Jimmy used them. I wouldn’t say that the production on Raise was poor though, maybe it could’ve done with a bit of tweaking. Just think of how good that distortion sounds when sandblasted kicks in, as for as swervie moments go that has to be one of the best.

Date: Sun Jun 22 16:21:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah, if Raise had the identical producion as Mezcal then it’d be hard to beat. Such a shame that it suffered from the typical early 90’s indie production values. True enough they had a fantastic rhythm section but on Raise of course they were pushed to the fore, with the mighty guitars pushed way back in the mix. The opening bars of Feel So Real still give me goosebumps after all these years but after the intro the guitars are just lost. Whatever, this ramble will mean nothing to anyone except the most obsessive SWD fans so why waste my breath?

Date: Sun Jun 22 15:27:37 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: its not that i forgot about Mezcal Head and 99th Dreams, its just that the two albums which are most different are Raise vs ESR. For me its a toss up between ESR and mezcal, ESR maybe by a nose..then Raise (which would be higher if it werent for the production) and the 99th Dream

Date: Sun Jun 22 15:05:44 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’m starting to think that maybe we’ll never see swervedriver again. I’m glad i got to see them when i did. It’s a shame but its cool Adam’s still doing stuff. That interview was a pretty cool read.

Date: Sun Jun 22 14:55:32 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: california this week
Comment: ESR, Mezcal Head, Raise, 99th Dream and i don’t mind acoustic, guess i got soft in my old age, i really like everyday, sieze the day, she’s got, valentine #1, harlem, country grass. those are really great tunes, and a couple of those might be good plugged in as well as it really shouldn’t matter if the song is good.

Date: Sun Jun 22 13:44:54 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dave from sunny Hudz – I agree with your album order totally. ALthough the double cdr I made up of all their bsides/rarities etc also makes fantastic listening, if a little disjointed at times. Respect.

Date: Sun Jun 22 11:22:07 2003
Name: Willy
City/State/Country: Your basement
Comment: Found this new Adam Franklin interview, just posted this weekend on Splendid – http://www.splendidezine.com/features/toshack/

Date: Sun Jun 22 04:36:08 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudz
Comment: Right, i am a mezcal man. It’s by far the greatest album ive ever heard. Yeah there isnt any acoustic moments. but its not about that. its about being out there and makin some noise. (tastefully of course!). Swervedriver albums in order of preference are: Mezcal, Raise, ESR, 99th. I love them all but thats the order folks. How about you lot?

Date: Sat Jun 21 19:25:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: There you go again talking about Raise/ESR as if they’re the only things SWD released. Both brilliant of course but Mezcal Head is where it’s at, “dudes”.

Date: Sat Jun 21 15:16:26 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: bradford
Comment: yeah there is tension between the raise crew and the ESR mob (only joking)…the ESR lot are the best though…hehehehe

Date: Sat Jun 21 14:01:44 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: BLUREMI

Date: Sat Jun 21 08:18:47 2003
Name: james/rebecca
City/State/Country: whatever
Comment: hey rog, i was kinda joking, ok it wasn’t funny, but now i am curious to who you are? what do you know about paradiddles? anyway, it may be coincidence, I don’t check this board much but everytime I do there is kinda a bad vibe. You’ve got racists, people accusing the band of off hand behavior, fans getting accused of being psycho, fans yelling at fans, fans yelling at the band, maybe the band is yelling at the fans, who knows?… then just lots of nonsense that doesn’t make any sense. anyway, that wasn’t meant to add to the confusion. any comments on the show the other night? what was the nick drake or mott the hoople song.

Date: Fri Jun 20 15:27:26 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddz
Comment: Hey, I’ve sold me Jazzmaster. Gone for good

Date: Fri Jun 20 11:47:25 2003
Name: me
City/State/Country: here
Comment: I luv swd

Date: Fri Jun 20 10:06:08 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: “nu metal boy band”… LOL

Date: Fri Jun 20 04:38:24 2003
Name: lynne
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i do!

Date: Thu Jun 19 15:02:46 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: my girlfriend and some mates are all that keep me in lincoln. we have a bloody great cathedral, written about in an eight storey window song (remember them, anyone? they were fucking ace). Mogwai played their first gig outside scotland here (in the falcon, infact). our footy team went to the millenium stadium(and lost). there is a classic horse race called The Lincoln (it is now run in Doncaster because Lincoln is so small) bargain hunt and watercolour challenge have both been filmed here, and there is an american president and a mis-spelt nu metal boy band named after us. in other words, stick to glasgow, at least you have venues.

Date: Thu Jun 19 13:44:39 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: No, Hairyhaw – absolutely fuck all.

Date: Thu Jun 19 11:20:14 2003
Name: Hiairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: If there’s a pub there that has SWD on the jukebox, I think I may have to move to Lincoln. Anything else to reccomend it?

Date: Thu Jun 19 06:16:45 2003
Name: mr brown
City/State/Country: lincoln uk (The Falcon)
Comment: Fudgetunnel Rule OK

Date: Wed Jun 18 20:13:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ah, you’ve probably served at soem stage! My mate Jon Leonard used to go to school with this Falcon owner chap I think. We used to order all-day breakfasts (“oh, it’s YOU” I hear you cry)

Date: Wed Jun 18 19:08:16 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln uk
Comment: simon,i once was a student (leeds , they had bands i wanted to see) but no. the falcon is sometimes a place i work in, as my bezzie mate owns it, hence the occasionally kicking tunes, eg ride, swervedriver and lots of out of date guitar tunes. i am slowly educating said landlord. come to the bardney festival, 40+ bands, 3 days of hedonism by a big posh house. only a tenner. Go to foundrycrew website. tell anyone who likes music in lincoln and surrounding area

Date: Wed Jun 18 17:42:44 2003
Name: Roger
City/State/Country: Outside the wall
Comment: Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

Date: Wed Jun 18 13:52:31 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too was once a student – in the university of life. No actually, I went to scummy Leicester Uni.

Date: Wed Jun 18 13:51:41 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: No offence m8!

Date: Wed Jun 18 04:28:42 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudders
Comment: See its a fkkking disgrace. Boycot! I know this wasn’t directed at me but I am a student, just for the record.

Date: Tue Jun 17 17:39:26 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: It’s not fair, y’hear?

Date: Tue Jun 17 16:29:50 2003
Name: Adam franklin show
City/State/Country: New York
Comment: Adam Franklin plays the Village Underground, New York City Wednesday June 18th. On stage around 10pm, $10.

Date: Tue Jun 17 13:46:33 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ah yes – Why Say Yeah is another classic Swervies song. For one thing I always admire the fact that, despite being predominantly a “guitar band” their drum sound and style is immeadiately recognisable. I used to go to the Falcon a bit – now and again I still do at dinner times (in my suit – get funny stares). Also I am a bit old for going out now so am happier to stay at home smoking a few blunts (I am 37). I used to frequent the usual shitholes that catered for anything slightly left of field i.e. the Jolly Brewer & The Vaults (ugh!). I stopped going out so much (apart from local pubs) about the time that Lincoln’s student population went haywire. Are you a student? Dont take that as an insult (although usually it is!)

Date: Tue Jun 17 05:49:02 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: no simon, i am not born and bred, just trapped, i bet you drink in the falcon, if not why not, they play ride and swervies on jukebox. anyway it was a double 7″ collaboration with Sophia, ex The God Machine, another massive fave (also on Falcon jukebox) Why Say Yeah and 4 track version of In My Time. Now they need to reform so that i have more to collect!

Date: Tue Jun 17 04:42:55 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln, England
Comment: songs are Why say Yeah/ In My Time (4 Track) which are on a double 7″ with Sophia (ex God Machine, and another fave, so a double bonus). I already have them, but only copies, and have been looking for the original for 6 years! No i am not from Lincoln originally, but have lived here most of my life, unfortunately. i bet you drink in the Falcon. If not, why not? Ride and Swervedriver on juke box among others!

Date: Tue Jun 17 00:42:18 2003
Name: Brad
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: If you want to beef up your Jazzmaster – the MXR Dynacomp is your friend…

Date: Mon Jun 16 12:02:15 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hey Aidy! High five, bud!! Are you a yellowbelly born and bred? And what are these 2 songs? Small world or what!

Date: Mon Jun 16 09:26:59 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: so much for the world wide web, go on the site for the first time, and straight after somebody else from the same bloody town. feeling very happy, as have just bought last two songs to complete swervies collection, even if they are on 7″ and my record player is older than me.

Date: Sun Jun 15 11:44:23 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Interesting concept – James Hetfield Sings the Songs of Ride! I believe his gritty macho charisma and everyman appeal would add to songs like Taste! Mark and Andy could in turn have done a decent rendition of Master of Puppets I’m sure. “Master! Master! Where’s the dreams that I’ve been after” Except they’d pronounce it “mar-ster”. Doesn’t have the same ring to it, maybe.

Date: Sun Jun 15 05:51:48 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: I dont think that Mark or Andys or Adams or Kevin or Belinda’s vocals are weak. They are supposed to be quite quiet and have a droning like quality to them. Lets face it ride would be complete shitif James Hetfield was doing to the vocals for kaleidoscope. I think the style of singing done by them bands is very raw and emotional and i think its fantastic. The guitar is the main attraction for me from them bands, but the vocals compliment the guitars perfectly.

Date: Sun Jun 15 01:36:43 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: Interesting rants and raves… As far as I’m concerned, Mezcal is untouchable, though Raise is an undoubted masterpiece. If you guys are into the guitar thing, then try to get a hold of the last two failure albums. Pure harmonic, and dissonant delight. And check out Ken Andrews (Failure) new project Year of the Rabbit. Peace

Date: Fri Jun 13 21:09:51 2003
Name: MATT
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: I already got my tickets for the village underground show, ill be there Elvis.

Date: Fri Jun 13 16:25:43 2003
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: NYC show? Village Underground? Anyone?

Date: Fri Jun 13 12:27:55 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: In keeping with the MUZO board converion I’ve decided that the Jazzmaster isnt for me. Would anyone like to buy it? I am putting it up for sale…. Fender Jazzmaster MIJ Vintage White Never Gigged 7 Months Old Excellent Condition I paid £600 for it brand new Make me an offer or contact me at mezcal_head@hotmail.com if you would like any information… photographs are available. Thanks…

Date: Fri Jun 13 11:44:21 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hmmm, Dave – you’re in danger of turning this message board into a muzos’ board.

Date: Fri Jun 13 11:17:47 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Does anyone have a copy (any form) of swervies ‘Magic Bus’?

Date: Fri Jun 13 06:14:30 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country: Rebecca’s Arse
Comment: I wasn’t having a personal go at Adam, I don’t like what he is doing these days but I do like him as a person, he’s a seriously good laugh. And I sure don’t have anything against ‘the drummer’, so Rebecca what’s your problem with Jez I’d love to know?????? Is your name really Rebecca, I’ve a feeling it’s not mmmmm Anyway enough bitching ………… onwards!

Date: Thu Jun 12 20:16:49 2003
Name: Mark
City/State/Country: www.crashsite.org
Comment: I’m looking for someone to trade me a CD (or MP3) compilation of Swervedriver B-sides/rareities. I run a Prims site and if you like that sort of thing, I can trade you some MPEG vids and/or some rareities. Contact me at the site www.crashsite.org Thanks BTW I’d say some of my fav Swerve songs are (in no particular order): Afterglow, Electric 77, Son of Jaguar E, Girl on a Motorbike, Sandblasted, and Maelstrom etc.

Date: Thu Jun 12 20:11:00 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Year of the Girl has those crunchy Marshall sounds I like so much 🙂 I like ESR for its sequencing – the mood swings on it fit my listening habits. I find myself reaching for individual songs on Mezcal or the singles, where ESR (and 99th Dream, to an extent) serve more lengthy, introspective listening sessions…

Date: Thu Jun 12 18:33:36 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well I am wanting to beef up the jazzmasters tone a lot. I really want to play heavy rock (swervedriver – for seeking heat etc) I dont want a humbucker sound, but I was thinking of putting P90’s in it? Would p90’s give me a nice BRRRRRAAAAANNNNNGG! sound on the bridge? Because at the moment it just PANK PANK PANK, flat, thin unuseable. I am convinced I can get this guitar sounding monsterous. I have a fender strat and that guitar is 100% perfect and i cant fault it. I want the jazzmaster to be its replacement and be as loud and beefy as the strat. I got a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder for bridge for the JM and it sounds completely horrid. I’ve taken it out. I really like the sound of the middle pickup selector where both are in use.. out of phase i believe? I think there is hidden potential there. CAN ANYONE ON HERE HELP ME!!!!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:23:14 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Have to agree with you Simon, Mezcal is the bollocks, also another good b-side from that era (one of their best) year of the girl!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:14:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Everyone here goes on about Raise and ESR being Swervies’ best. What about Mezcal Head fer chroist sake? Blinding tunes – Duel, You Find It, Harry & Maggie, A Change (and so on) – fucking spot on production ( I love Raise but the guitars are WAY too low in the mix). They even hid one of their best tunes on a b side from the LP (Planes Over the Skyline – what a tune!). Only one man’s opinion (I’m 37 btw!!) but by god, I will have my say!!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:07:28 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The Mustange bridge fits right in without having to cut the guitar up to, check out www.jag-stang.com as well and it’ll take you through the procedure.

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:03:03 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Maybe mozzer’s comments were a bit exaggerated, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from him over the years, i’m not saying i agree with him – i’m not even a vegetarian, it was just cool to see what he gets up to, especially as he’s spent so long out of the spotlight. i think he came across pretty well on it. Dave, i own a Fender Jaguar and i reckon i probably know what your problems are as they are pretty similar guitars and i had problems with mine. If the strings slip off the bridge You should replace the bridge with a Fender mustang bridge which will cost about £25 from http//www.partssmart.com , and you can get replacement pickups from Seymour Duncan to fit your guitar which will beef up the tone no end, it’s well worth getting it done. Remember that Jags/Jazzmasters were designed for Surf music and were not really configured for heavily modulated space rock, which is what i use mine for. My Jag plays a beauty now.

Date: Thu Jun 12 15:41:48 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I mean, i would rather sell the telecaster instead of the jazzmaster

Date: Thu Jun 12 15:41:24 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Maybe I need some better pickups and a set up?! Help coz i would rather sell the telecaster instead of the strat!

Date: Thu Jun 12 10:50:17 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I dunno… i just hate it at the moment. I prefer the stratocaster to it by far. The telecaster is also pissing me off too. I hate maple necks. The jazzmaster looks beautiful, but plays and sounds terrible.

Date: Thu Jun 12 08:47:05 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Replace Huddersfield bloke with Bradford bloke in that last post!! Also, Soapy you are spot on. I too think songwriting on ESR is exceptional, but if I want to lose myself for days its Raise everytime……..

Date: Thu Jun 12 08:43:01 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glassgow
Comment: I often wonder what it is that Mark and Lard (sorry, Andy) have done to offend people. I also don’t remember saying “strip them away and you’re left with the godawful vox of Andy/Mark”. After seeing Mark’s gig last week, accusations of a “weak” voice only really ends up sounding like a weak argument. Fair enough, Huddersfield bloke if you think Ride are overated.That (unfortunately) is your point of view and I respect your coming out of the shadows to express it. Same as I reluctantly have to respect the feelings of those people who I’ve played SWD to and have told me that “the singer has a whiney voice”. As far as feeling and vocals goes, yeah, I totally agree Simon. However, I also have to say (and this is purely MY opinion)that I would probably listen to the Flaming lips/mercury rev a lot more if nobody opened their mouth on their records. For me, that vocal style which is easily lampooned is also easily confused by too many (especially by music journo’s) with feeling. Probably not done meself any favours with those remarks but hey…. Dave, please don’t sell your Jazzmaster. I reckon you’ll miss it if you do!

Date: Thu Jun 12 05:31:26 2003
Name: soapy
City/State/Country: bubbles
Comment: i saw that programme chris…do you not think the “eating meat is just as bad as child abuse” comment eased him into the jacko arena of arsehead??? raise is a great guitar fest (though sonically surpassed by the first 3 EPs, i reckon) but ESR is the swervies masterpiece with a VERY high standard of songwriting, some of the most incisive lyrics ever written (“i’m alive/i can’t seem to hide it/got people calling out my name and everything”) and a damn good singer (ferrchrisssakes!?!!?!!!!!!).

Date: Thu Jun 12 04:03:44 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I am going to sell my Jazzmaster

Date: Wed Jun 11 13:14:20 2003
Name: Muralitharans 11 degree angle elbow
City/State/Country: Bradford UK
Comment: nowt wrong with adams voice…but Ride were still overrrated

Date: Tue Jun 10 19:48:47 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: agree with EL. thank fuck for that! + refuse to say my age but sounds like everyone cool in Newcastle OZ is the same age……………….Snail we should meet up and swap CDs!

Date: Tue Jun 10 18:27:35 2003
Name: EL
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I agree about the voice having just witnessed the awesome Lee’s Palace show and purchased the great sounding new EP. And if Adam’s vocals are so bad on this live album then why would the band want to release it anyway?..since there are a number of great live recordings around (Sweden 96, Triple j 98) where Adam and Steve’s vocals are spot on. Thank God that Adam DOESN’T sound like Thom Yorke.

Date: Tue Jun 10 17:07:08 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Adam’s voice is excellent on the new EP. In fact the vocals are the forefront of all of the songs on Magnetic Morning. BTW – I’m 29 years young.

Date: Tue Jun 10 13:20:18 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too concur with your sentiments. I guess the early Ride stuff – was all about heavy guitar fx, “white noise” etc. As you say, Hairy, strip them away and you’re left with the goddawful vox of Andy/Mark. People accuse Adam of having a weak voice – I disagree. I think any voice that is intantly recognisable like Adams, as having a quality all of its own, is a great voice. No way would you say that Neil Young, Dylan etc have “good” singing voices yet they do their own thing,m so it doesn’t matter. The Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Grandaddy axis are easily lampooned for their weak vocal style to some, but there’s real heart and soul there. One More Robot by the Flaming Lips (from their Yoshimi album) is a beautiful song, and his vocals, although sounding like he’s struggling in places, add to the mix. Jeez, how did I get onto fucking lauding songs off Yoshimi??? Sorry to ramble – my point being? Oh yes – leave Adam’s singing voice alone people! You’re telling me that You’ll Find It Everywhere has bad vocals?? I think NOT! Up the ManU!!!

Date: Tue Jun 10 11:41:29 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hairy, as usual you have hit the nail on the head and I agree with you totally. Nice one brotha. hehe.

Date: Tue Jun 10 09:10:44 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: 27. “Weak, insipid, out of tune” same has been levelled at Adam in the past, bit of a old point to make, really. So what? Wouldn’t have exactly thought the truly mighty MBV’s vocals were exactly muscular, either. Getting back to Ride though, would you really have thought they were as good if they had more meaty singing? Sorry, that wouldn’t have done it for me really. The trick to Ride was that the vocals, weak as some think they were, clicked with the music perfectly. anything more would have been overkill, in my opinion. Can you imagine Adam singing “In a different place”? (actually…) However, as soon as they went into more classic rock territory, then that link was broken and it was clear they were singing in a style not completely suited to them. All of the above comes from the perspective of someone who doesn’t really appreciate singers in the conventional meaning of the word. I couldn’t hope (nor want) to sing like Cobain for example which is maybe why Ride’s vocal style holds so much more appeal for me. Agree with you comments on “DBDown” tho-if music were furniture it would be a porcelein vase, albiet one that would shatter when you get to the white noise bits. Anyway, being a SWD board and not a Ride one I will get back to moaning about Adam not playing the UK………MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Tue Jun 10 04:36:44 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: 29 and feeling it. first saw swerve play at bescott stadium supporting the wonderstuff back in 91 i think. it rained. lots. and having dusted off raise just the other day i have to agree with snail. everyone’s entitled to their own opinion… mine is that i’m just well happy the guy is still making music. the acoustic stuff on the swdlive site is just beautiful. guy

Date: Mon Jun 9 23:30:27 2003
Name: SNAIL
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: 720 snail years old. 30 people years. If I wrote and played songs off the raise album, I wouldn’t give one toss what anyones musical opinion was about me.

Date: Mon Jun 9 21:03:33 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: ‘arry… earlier this year (or was it late last year?) there was a run on leftover SD merchandise through swervedriverstock@uk.yahoo.com (did I get the UK part right?) Scroll through the archives, you should find it. Drop ’em a note, but I suspect the proceeds from the sale allowed Adam to relocate here in the States.

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:39:45 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Nowhere, Mezcal and Loveless. Yeah I know what your saying. I think Mezcal and Nowhere go great together!

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:37:24 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: By the way did anybody see that Morrissey documentary last night on channel 4? very cool! It was in much the same vein as that michael jackson thing but moz didn’t show himself up at all. It ruled.

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:35:17 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: To be honest i don’t think Alan Moulder gets enough credit because he is an absoulute genius; swervie, mbv, Ride, U2 – some of my favourite bands he’s worked with. The producer/engineer has a huge effect on the way an album ends up sounding and in that case Moulder had a big influence on the whole scene. There is a common thread stylistically with the sounds of many of these albums which probably adds to their appeal. I reckon if you listen to say mezcal, loveless and nowhere you’ll hear a lot of similarities. Which is probably why most of the people on this board like those three bands so much.

Date: Mon Jun 9 15:34:15 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: As the one who started the Ride debate can I just add for the record that Dreams Burn Down, Taste, Like A Daydream and Vapour Trail are among the best songs ever recorded by anyone! A large nod goes to Alan Moulder’s production though!

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:57:53 2003
Name: ‘Arry
City/State/Country: London (England)
Comment: Well I guess I’m younger than all of you then.. I turn 16 this August. Ha ha!

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:51:10 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well i was 14/15 when 99th Dream was out! I remember picking it up in Virgin Megastore, but I couldnt afford it, I was looking for Mezcalhead at that time. I was listening to SWD in the game “road rash” around 1996/7 and I wanted a CD by them. but couldnt find it… i remmeber the song Duel (featured on the game) was from Mezcal, and that was the album I wanted….(swd are easily the best thing I have ever heard, its just serious guitar music and I love the tone those guys have… its just amazing)

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:46:08 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Holy shit, I’m a little child *sob*

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:41:27 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’m 21 years of age and got into Swervie just after ESR, they were recommmended to me cause i was a big Sonic Youth fan and generally liked guitar noise (and still do). On the subject of Ride i have to say i like Going Blank Again best, but i thought Carnival of Light was cool, 1000 miles , birdman, only now are amongst some of my favourite ride songs, though i would agree that tarantula is dodgy but it hardly had Mark on it.

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:04:16 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I just turned 36… I suppose that makes me the old fart here… but I was 22-23 when the 12″ singles & “Raise” hit the streets!

Date: Mon Jun 9 13:33:22 2003
Name: ‘Arry
City/State/Country: London (England)
Comment: Hey… I’ve been listening to Swervie for over a year now, since I found one of their songs on the great game, Road Rash :D. I managed to find one shop that sold Mezcal Head, but i’m desperate for more. Anyone know anywhere I can get any of Swervie’s other albums? Thanks in advance!

Date: Mon Jun 9 12:01:48 2003
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: 32, and moldering nicely…….

Date: Mon Jun 9 11:41:56 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: 27

Date: Mon Jun 9 06:55:43 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: 22

Date: Mon Jun 9 06:54:22 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I know I am the kid or little child on here. But I have done some killer tabs! But I have to say that Ride are a fantastic band, I have to say that the Nowhere album is fantastic, its perfect from start to finish, every track is a classic. I wasnt keen on going blank again, but there are some great tracks from that album. the 8 minute (leave them all behind) 1st track. Anyway….jsut out of curiosity how old is everyone on this board… I am 19

Date: Mon Jun 9 00:07:08 2003
Name: Done
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I’ve lost the FEELING!!!

Date: Sun Jun 8 21:45:35 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey you’re all probably way ahead of me but www.3wk.com is cool & FREE

Date: Sun Jun 8 21:44:36 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: laughing…Ricky you make my day. Love JMC too. Saw them first when I was 14, I think it was the Darklands tour, still have a really cool poster somewhere. I still remember my reaction when I first heard “in a hole” on psychocandy… how DID they get that sound!

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:54:51 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: thinda
Comment: any jesus and mary chain fans?

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:54:13 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: HI!!! RIDE WAS AMAZING ! when the party’s over I got noplace to go!!! nice choice KIK!

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:50:55 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: hmmm the ride debate rears its ugly head again. vapour trails always sends shivers down my spine… but that could be flashbacks from all those drugs we took in the early 90s when we all saw ride in Sydney??? who knows. Ride & MBV really do “take me back” in the famous words of The Cult….

Date: Sun Jun 8 15:39:33 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: bradford
Comment: yeah bar about 4 songs, Ride were pretty damned boring.

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:33:46 2003
Name: .
City/State/Country: .
Comment: Ride are faaaaaantastic

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:13:26 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: For the benefit of everyone else I’m talking about Ride in the last post!

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:11:23 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hairyhaw – by “joke” I was referring to their vocal style – weak, insipid, out of tune – beign anathema to the more muscular sound as employed by Nirvana, SWD etc. Sometimes the music was brilliant despite the vocals (Mousetrap, Cool Your Boots, Leave Them..) but come on, you must admit they were dreadful in places. Like Andy Bell’s whiney, out of tune drawl on Chrome Waves : “this stwaaange machinaaawy….” etc. Like a lot of Creation bands they made great EPs though, up to the Going Blank period.

Date: Sun Jun 8 12:36:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: No…. LOL

Date: Sun Jun 8 11:35:19 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Does anyone think SWD will ever release the complete Singles/B Sides album?

Date: Sun Jun 8 09:25:16 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think the whole reason Adam is playing US/Canada all the time is cause he lives there (i could be wrong). It’s not like he hasn’t played shows here. If Adam was in England maybe a swervie reunion would be more likely.

Date: Sat Jun 7 22:53:56 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: I’ve got to say; I just saw Adam at the Montreal show this Thursday and I was quite dissapointed. The crowd was all “hip and decked out” for ‘All Systems Go’ (who sucked by the way) and then Adam gets on, and by the end of his show there weren’t more than 15 people at the show, including bar staff. What the hell is going on? Should we blame promotions? A shitty crowd? It’s too bad, because he rocked the joint, period. Enough with this half-assed criticism about Adam covering Swervie tunes. Though he and Daniel Lanois should hook up, because they’ve got similar writing/playing styles and could do some serious damage in the mixing room. Someone with the power–hook them up!! Neil Halstead and Adam Franklin still going strong!!! Peace

Date: Sat Jun 7 19:38:48 2003
Name: super jesus
City/State/Country: toronto
Comment: Anyone know of any good swervedriver photo sites on the net? Also anyone have any good sounding mp3’s of swervedriver from say 93 on? thanks

Date: Sat Jun 7 11:24:31 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Right people, Ive figured out most of Zedhead and Harry And Maggie, and ive figured out the intro to Kill The Superheros. Would anyone be willing to team up with me and get these three songs tabbed out in full? Send me an e-mail at mezcal_head@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Date: Sat Jun 7 09:45:34 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Ride-bumfluff? Joke between ’91-’93? Hmmm, Fair enough about the backlash (against all things Thames Valley) and wotever, but I can’t agree with bumfluff reaaaly. I would say they shot themselves in the foot with Carnival of light in ’94 but come on, Today Forever EP? B sides to Twisterella? These came out in the period you’re referring to. Still, one man’s view an’ all that….

Date: Sat Jun 7 03:08:37 2003
Name: Adam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ‘Nuff said

Date: Sat Jun 7 02:03:59 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: OK, just got back from seeing Adam/Toshak here in Toronto. Here’s the skinny: Good/Great show. SWD tunes included 99th Dream, The Hitcher, Juggernaut Rides, The Other Jesus, Behind the Scenes…and Stellar Caprice. Toshak stuff from the new disk only. Much of the Swervie tunes were abbrieviated, which got a little frustrating. In fact, for the first few songs it was like watching Bruce Lee pull his punches…anyway, the crowd was up for him, and as he played, the momentum of his playing increased. Near the end people were shouting “Play it LOUD!”, and since the vibe was full of love at that point, he did. It’s funny, I’ve seen swervie play a bunch of times, and god bless the solo stuff with all of my heart, but I couldn’t get past the vision of having the rest of the band behind him. Like I said, it was a little frustrating. Shit, I would have perferred All Systems Go (whoever they may be) backing it up. Then, my friends, he starts up with Stellar Caprice, the last tune, and laid an absolute smack down on all commers. I mean, he ripped it! I breath a sigh of relief, fans whuppin’ it up, place goes crazy. Adam gets this devilish smile on his face and gives Toronto the thumbs up. He smoked it, and easily got the most sincere reception of the night. At least, IMHO. The fans are out there, and they remember. The place got all buzzie afterwords. Not bad for one man, a drummer, and a shit load of talent. 🙂

Date: Fri Jun 6 16:33:09 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: JoeT – I agree in part with your post – yes, SWD were criminally ignored by the UK music press, did very little TV etc but actually at the time UK crowds wanted Nirvana – not bumfluff like Ride. In SWD’s heyday – 91-93 – Ride were a bit of a joke by then (their best work being 1990’s Nowhere). The shoegazey backlash was in full flow in late 91 with the crowning of Nirvana as The Biggest Band In The World (and in my opinion the best – at least in 91 anyway). The UK ate them up! I should mention My Bloody Valentine here – not a US band (okay, they were half Irish) but nevertheless responsible for the most earshattering guitar noise during this era.

Date: Fri Jun 6 13:23:59 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: uk
Comment: from what i can gather, it is not as simple as roger m has said. I dont think the rest of the band hate Adam at all..,…and for all the money in the world they WOULD want to play with Adam..of course they would by the way..adam doesnt sound bad on the live album, I believe there were other reasons for whatever. I do however think the live thing should be made available, but again, that is something for the band to sort out…. I’ve probably said too much now

Date: Fri Jun 6 13:20:44 2003
Name: rebecca
City/State/Country: anaconda
Comment: Hey roger smelly, pashaw to you, that’s my opinion. Besides you know that old and wise saying in the biz don’t you? It’s always the drummer, that’s where your trouble lies – with the drummer, and apparently according to this bored he likes to bash poor, humble, hard-working, bus drivers, wear dresses and has his head stuck up his arse…with a bicycle.

Date: Fri Jun 6 12:25:44 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: Hey Simon H – England didn’t want Swervedriver in the early days. Their sound was very ascerbic, not gentle and “bum-twiddler” for the UK crowd, a la Ride.

Date: Fri Jun 6 12:23:53 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: That’s interesting Roger. Someone posted here a while back and said that the other guys from Swervedriver went to support/watch Adam play a solo gig. They must not dislike him as much as you think.

Date: Fri Jun 6 10:46:52 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country:  
Comment: All this talk about Adam blah blah, what no one seems to realise is that in recent years Adam has actually behaved VERY badly to the other members of SWD, and even if they had all the money in the world, they would not get back together with him. Also there is a live album … oh yes and it is awesome, however because Mr Franklin sounds particularly bad on it, he is more than reluctant to have it realeased! I personally think it’s very sad that there is at this stage almost a SWD tribute and Adam is leading it … give it a rest Adam …. and the US is welcome to you!

Date: Fri Jun 6 09:04:32 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: ah, fuck, well, that’s that then innit? : ( : ( : (

Date: Fri Jun 6 02:59:23 2003
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: shawnteorion.4t.com
Comment: I dont know why people always assume that if someone with the accumulated oeuvre of Adam Franklin, plays a few songs from his “past” at a show, that it must be attributed to an attempt to appease the fans. I am sure that that is sometimes the case, but I wouldnt discount the possibility that Adam may still play a few songs from his old band, to appease himself in some way. Maybe, certain songs have grown into a new relevance…maybe they have become every bit as exhilarating to play as they were in the old days, but for different reasons. I wonder if it almost seems like he’s covering someone else’s song now? I bet that feels strange.

Date: Thu Jun 5 20:04:22 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Don’t worry, Simon/Dave… this is the 21st century… soon we’ll all have jetpacks and will be able to see our favorite sights at will… “more leisure/for artists everywhere…”

Date: Thu Jun 5 19:41:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: correctamundo!

Date: Thu Jun 5 19:10:21 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: You limeys are just jealous is all 😛

Date: Thu Jun 5 15:25:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hey this that a Boss DS-1 / DS-2 adam and jimmy are using on this picture? Check it out, http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1836/images/adam.gif

Date: Thu Jun 5 14:20:35 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dave from Huddersfield – you’re right, man – fucking right. SWD were OUR band – not this bunch of anglophiliac yanks’. Like, “whatever, dude”? Still, what can you do?

Date: Thu Jun 5 13:54:31 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Stereolab = a member died in a nasty automobile? bicycle? accident, no? BTW – this is over on toshackhighway.com: http://www.toshackhighway.com/qanda2003.html It alludes to what we all fear – or desire. Toshack or SD, I have a great deal of respect for the man and his talents. It’s just that being a drummer, that I’d like to hear more Jez!

Date: Thu Jun 5 13:00:42 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Yeah, what happened to Stereolab?

Date: Thu Jun 5 10:14:33 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Annnnd, make safe. I dunno, I can see both sides on this one. On the one hand it is incredibly frustrating to hear about all these gigs accross the pond. Let’s face it, you could count the number of times SWD have played Scotland on one hand. If he prefers playing over there then fair play, it is a shame though. Regarding whether or not he should play SWD songs with others, well, Dan’s comments are pretty much spot on. It ain’t the same but its better than nothing. Coincidentally, I saw Mark Gardener two nights ago at tuts playing solo stuff and then doing some Ride stuff with his touring partners Goldrush. It wasn’t Ride but there was fucking magic in the air when he did Chrome waves and Dreams Burn Down. So in a way its sad, but at the same time its inevitable really, isn’t it? Stereolab were amazing BTW, are the still going since what happened?

Date: Thu Jun 5 06:04:51 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Maybe I would appreicate adam franklin playing music if he actually played over here in the UK, Compared to all that other bullshit he is doing over in the US and canada all the time, its not fair at all to the UK fans. Forgive me but swervedriver even come from the UK.

Date: Thu Jun 5 02:47:29 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: sad really about what happened to stereolab….

Date: Thu Jun 5 02:08:40 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Thanks Sean. Zach – “If you build it, he will come”. 🙂 Look, everbody chill and crank some Stereolab or something…heh…

Date: Thu Jun 5 01:36:44 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Well this is what it should be about…it shouldnt always be about everyone kissing everyones arses all day..a bit of healthy discussion has never harmed anyone.

Date: Thu Jun 5 00:05:02 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ricky i think i love you

Date: Wed Jun 4 20:43:51 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Wed Jun 4 19:14:05 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I’m just glad Adam’s still making music. It would be a sad day if he bailed completely.

Date: Wed Jun 4 19:10:08 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Yikes! Ya go away for a minute… but this has the potential to get ugly. Be nice.

Date: Wed Jun 4 17:58:51 2003
Name: helen
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: everyone is certainly entitled to their opinions….so my 2 cents, those are adam’s songs-he can do whatever the hell he wants with them… i happen to appreciate his new versions of songs like “the sounds and the times”, and “the hitcher”….damn beautiful…. oh yeah and i have a suggestion for some new stuff that swerve fans might like…… adam franklin/toshack highway, new sound same writing style, check it out..

Date: Wed Jun 4 16:03:39 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: rob..as you say mate, they are only peoples opinions….if people dont like, they can express that view. I persoannly think its a shame that really there aint a Swervedriver anymore, and I would feel funny watching another band do the old classics, but Adam F has every right to do them and if it puts a new spin on the songs..fair play to the fella. its only what people want to see at the end of the day really I guess…its no different really to Macca playing Beatle songs …its what people want to see but it aint the Beatles thats for sure. I am sure Adam is big enough to read these comments, take them on board, and either not give a flying fuck and do what he wants or do whatever.

Date: Wed Jun 4 15:37:15 2003
Name: That’s
City/State/Country: Great
Comment: yeah whatever, officer rob……..

Date: Wed Jun 4 15:22:40 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i can’t believe some of the shite that get’s posted here….it has potential to be a cool page for exchanging musical ideas etc….but all these opinions about how a musician ought to conduct his “career” are just plain fuckin ridiculous….i feel bad for adam who obviously reads some of this stuff….why not bring up other cool bands that we might like…and on a final note….anyone that enjoys swd ought to be just fuckin joyful that adam is still playing and recording instead of working some day job!!!!

Date: Wed Jun 4 14:40:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: There is no point at re-doing swervedriver songs with a different band. Its either SWERVEDRIVER or ADAM FRANKLIN. The other bands can just fuck off there is absolutley no point to them. If anything Adam isnt moving on because he is just re doing swervedriver stuff with the different bands! Whats the point?! Swervedriver ended a long time ago and adam should not play SWD songs acoustically or with other bands. If he wants to play SWD music he should contact steve jimmy and jez and get rockin properly. Not these half arsed efforts which just frustrate big swd fans.

Date: Wed Jun 4 11:23:54 2003
Name: Adam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Ricky, calm down and go to sleep

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:14:10 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: Karate never give up. Neiher will swervediver. Go back home. Pig will run into the sunset. All systems go, go home too.

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:12:33 2003
Name: sunny (ricky’s brother)
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Everyone, altogether now…move on. Go listen to some new shit…at least something created in the current century. Swervedriver was good. but leave them alone now. okay, bye. That includes you, Ricky.

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:09:00 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: I appreciate what Adam is doing but I hate the fact that all system go people are helping him recreate the songs. Its wrong. Either have the band play with you or play the songs yourself. Just an opinion, I still love you Adam.

Date: Tue Jun 3 22:50:11 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: When is Adam coming to L.A.??? Sean? Madina? Does anyone know?

Date: Tue Jun 3 16:52:34 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: It looks like the door for the Adam show in Toronto will be $10. Look for a feature on him to run in this thursday’s issue of eye Weekly Toronto as well.

Date: Tue Jun 3 06:45:36 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stockton OZ
Comment: Anyone diggin “The Go Team”? something there.

Date: Tue Jun 3 03:25:45 2003
Name: Dust
City/State/Country: NJ
Comment: Don’t wanna be down at heel Don’t wanna be down at heel

Date: Mon Jun 2 17:47:13 2003
Name: All Music Guide review
City/State/Country:  
Comment: On this split release Sonic Unyon have paired two EPs Toshack Highway’s Magnetic Morning and Sianspheric’s Aspirin Age, on two discs for the price of one. Toshack Highway is the post-Swervedriver project helmed by that band’s main man Adam Franklin. Toshack Highway cuts down the guitar overkill ratio and dials up the atmosphere. The main constant from the past to the present are Franklin’s laconic and thoroughly bored sounding vocals and his unerring way with a hook. The five tracks on Magnetic Morning show off Toshack Highways’ subtly anthemic songwriting and epic feel (The Streets that Spin Off, the almost Swervedriver sounding (She’s Got) Celestial Navigation), small scale epic balladry (Cannery Row) and intimate country rock leanings (Country Grass, the acoustic The Sounds and the Times). There are no traces of the electronic soundscapes that made their debut album sound a touch generic. Instead we get classic guitar rock with brains, unusually emotional and typically imaginative. These five songs will be like manna from above to Swervedriver fans and should even win over those who thought the group were too rock or shoegazer-y.

Date: Mon Jun 2 17:13:59 2003
Name: ChartAttack.com
City/State/Country: Vancouver Canada
Comment: http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2003/05/2711.cfm NMW Day 4: Adam Franklin Plays Into The Night And Sam Roberts Likes His Lager Tuesday May 27, 2003 @ 05:30 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff At this point in the conference my nightly wanderings are beginning to feel like a lifestyle. You might think all the music night after night would get boring but I was as excited as ever to get out on the town. I was well-rested and ready for wherever the night might take me. Here’s what I saw: 11 p.m. The Penthouse I’m really putting on the miles tonight. The venue was packed as Sonic Unyon frontmen Sianspheric cranked out their brand of psychedelic distortion rock. I’d been wondering why they recently released a new split album with Toshack Highway but my questions were answered while watching their set. Toshack Highway features Adam Franklin of Swervedriver fame. It became apparent during the Sianspheric set that Franklin has been a major influence. Their hazed out vocals and swirling guitars are reminiscent of vintage Swervedriver material but with a unique approach. As my grandfather once said, “anything derivative of Swervedriver kicks ass.” Well, he didn’t really say that, but you get the point. 1 a.m. The Penthouse I scrambled back to the venue just in time for the highlight of the evening. Swervedriver/Toshack Highway prodigy Adam Franklin played a mid-length set with his guitar in hand and only a drummer to back him. He played mainly new solo material with a few Toshack Highway and Swervedriver songs tossed in to appease the crowd. His drawling Brit accent and slow, wandering style of play is still brilliant to behold. As I became totally overwhelmed by the perfection of his music, I started rambling to all who would listen about my theory on how Swervedriver was basically Radiohead 10 years before the world was ready for them. When an opportunity to watch one of your guitar heroes in a small club presents itself, you don’t easily forget. After the show, I wandered backstage and quizzed Franklin on his future plans. He told me he intends to release a full-length album by the end of the year and is now based in New York. Sadly he declined my offer of letting me join his band. Oh well, I had to try! —Trevor Hargreaves

Date: Mon Jun 2 16:50:16 2003
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: KS
Comment: Hey Simon I can hook you up with some live SWD mp3s… if you have something to trade. abbatazappa@mailbolt.com

Date: Mon Jun 2 07:16:56 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: She’s Got Celestial Navigation… Excellent song…love the intro…

Date: Mon Jun 2 07:16:53 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: She’s Got Celestial Navigation… Excellent song…love the intro…

 


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Date: Sat May 31 22:18:05 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: To Sean of SU – Just pokin’ around trying to get some ticket info for the June 6th Lee’s show, but both NOW and Lee’s websites don’t have the show listed.

Date: Sat May 31 21:28:16 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Sat May 31 15:29:49 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I posted this before, without any response. I believe it bears repeating : Has anyone tried cutting the Toshack tracks Valentine #1 and Board The Bullet Train, then reversing them (using a standard wave editing software like Soundforge, Wavelab etc)? The results are astounding. You will of course be aware that Board The Bullet Train is Valentine #1 reversed anyway, with overdubs from Adam. now listen to BTBT backwards, and it sort of sounds like Valentine #1 – yet is altogether brilliant and different. Suffice to say, I believe those 2 songs have the most beautiful melody of any song bar “Soon”.

Date: Sat May 31 15:26:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: It’s okay Dan’l – just pulling your leg about the JD track (attempting post-irony!). Although anyone who’s suss enough to give covering a Joy Div song is okay in my book! Cos they were gods amongst men. As for SWD, why can’t I find any fuckin live tracks anywhere! In this day and age you can normally find the most obscure shit somewhere, mp3-wise or otherwise. It’s like half the people here have access to all these live tracks etc apart from me! I’ve got the memory of seeing them live, of course (in 91 and twice in 93) but for prosperity I’d love to get my hands in some live stuff – past OR present!

Date: Sat May 31 01:10:12 2003
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: If I came into money, I’d personally fund a swervedriver album and Tour. I’m working on it! contact me at bziente@msn.com

Date: Fri May 30 23:16:39 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: helen, i totally agree….that’s what i was trying to convey….i wish everyone could have seen the show i saw the other night….it would silence any critic.

Date: Fri May 30 22:08:33 2003
Name: helen
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: to bertrand and many others here…you may enjoy living in the past, but why should adam or the rest of the band do so as well?..to say that he shouldn’t try new things musically, and vocally….times change, people move on. I happen to think that his new stuff, including reworked swerve stuff has reached a new level of songwriting, and talent in playing. He is trying to satisfy the fans by playing songs he wrote 10 years ago. and to say that the new stuff isn’t good, and is “annoying” (i know it’s a matter of opinion), try listening to the new split if you can, and anyone who truly respects adams song writing, and not just the “wall of sound”, will be so glad that he is still writing,recording, and playing live.

Date: Fri May 30 19:55:19 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Is Adam ever coming here??????

Date: Fri May 30 19:42:26 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ricky….re: all systems go….obviously it wasn’t as good as swd, but it was still totally cool…he tought them some songs and they rocked out ! marc arnold is actually a really good player, he just came off tour with the breeders….ps, the new stuff that adam is doing are totally different than the first acoustic gigs….he’s playing his jazzmaster loud with effects and has a drummer….you would all be super stoked….in some ways it’s cooler than swd because the guitar playing has reached a new level of insanity…and many of the old songs have been re-worked….

Date: Fri May 30 18:48:41 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: No offense meant, Simon – I’m referring to posts such as Jerry’s from May 13th (and a few others that I’m too lazy to search for, but remember reading). Again, no offense, but what Joy Division track? We were doing a jacked-up version of “Interzone” in my last band, but no reference in my post…? For Bertrand: I’ve found live SD to be spatially different to be sure, but disappointing? Some tracks yes and some no, so I guess I’m with you. For lack of a better description (I’m banging this out so I can catch my train home for the weekend :)) I find some of the live stuff delicate in a manner unlike any of the studio work – a given without all the processing – but that’s the nature of the beast. The first Toshack LP didn’t do anything for me at first, but I grew into it, which make me appreciate it that much more. Again, the anti-flash-in-the-pan at work that we like so much. Shit here comes the train gotta go!

Date: Fri May 30 17:55:43 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dan’l – don’t assume we’re all “folks who’ve discovered them way after the fact, gushing about how good they are/were”. I was there when Raise was released and have been a devotee ever since. Incidentally I can’t find that Joy Division track you were mentioning in the same post.

Date: Fri May 30 17:04:29 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: I meant mp3 solo live. But this is probably just different when standing in front of him in a dark little bar along with the overall atmosphere.

Date: Fri May 30 16:59:43 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: I really think as Dan’l. Was listening to Adam solo live Dave let us download a few months ago, sorry to say so but it wasn’t that great, ways too slow and sort of annoying. I think he was playing sciflyer, a so beautiful song. Sad. And why the hell trying so many things with his voice? Keep it simple. What’s the point of reaching high tones while slowing them to a ridiculous tempo? Adam is not Thom (Yorke). We don’t want sleeping music, we want some rythm some enjoyment some do do da da do do da (drum section of Satansville). So, I know everyone’s getting older and wiser but I’m not really sure this is the sort of music we (or maybe just I) were (was) expecting, I think we are in some way living through Swervedriver’s past. Which is never a good thing. I love the 4 records but then, I was deceived. Personally, I think (for myself), Adam really needs Jimmy, Stephen and Jez. I know you won’t like my writing but that ‘s just my disappointed opinion after Toshack relaease and some listening of A dam solo live concerts.

Date: Fri May 30 13:43:27 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Thought about this some more on the train home last night… SD’s career is sort of enviable, actually… despite the downfalls. They could have gone through the typical record lable machinations: chewed up, spit out, and forgotten like so many other bands fronted as the flavor of the month. Instead, evidenced by the occasional posting here by folks who’ve discovered them way after the fact, gushing about how good they are/were, the SD legacy is weighty in that record companies *were not* able/willing to commodify them. I think that speaks volumes about Adam & the boys’ craft. Moldy as producer, as well – shit, who did the fucking Pumpkins turn to for a shot in their arm? Anyway… I think it’s time to realize that, despite the “maybes”, SD is no longer. I hope I’m proven wrong.

Date: Fri May 30 10:54:48 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: Orange County, NY, USA
Comment: Yes, Dave, a final show would be good closure. It would be to me what a night at the opera is to effete men who wear ascots, and carry small shi*bag dogs. When I saw some footage of Audioslave playing on a roof in NYC this year, it was very vitalizing. Loud guitar, Chris Cornell growling and harmonizing.

Date: Fri May 30 03:49:16 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: All I wish is that Adam and the rest of swervedriver did one last tour then called it quits. They could do another album which would be great but I think they know it wouldn’t sell too good. One last tour for all thier fans and then just close the swervedriver chapter.

Date: Thu May 29 23:04:27 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country: the land of oz
Comment: yo swervies, rock on down under… i wish!

Date: Thu May 29 22:56:35 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I wonder why Jez stopped posting here…??

Date: Thu May 29 18:58:16 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Devil’s advocate speaking here… on one hand, I wholeheartedly agree SD got the shaft through the 90s… on the other, it *is* water under the bridge, the members older and wiser (and possibly not interested in winding out the genre). It would be nice if Adam came through here with some form of a band, though… for old time’s sake…

Date: Thu May 29 17:43:12 2003
Name: dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: agree

Date: Thu May 29 17:07:25 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Adam with All systems go?? how fucking sad. sorry

Date: Thu May 29 15:58:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You’re spot on, Derl – I’ve been saying that for years (mainly to myself, as I dont know many other people who’ve even heard of The Second Best Band In The World). If I won the Lottery I’d make em an offer they couldn’t refuse! Not for them the rarities or b side compilation, rehashes, repackaged and remastered to fuck. Oh no, we have to make do with their 90s output!Still, my fave band is My Bloody Valentine and they released about 2 hours of music in their lifespan, so I’m used to disappointment.

Date: Thu May 29 13:38:02 2003
Name: Derl
City/State/Country: States
Comment: For the love of god, I can’t take it anymore…can we just take up a collection of money and just pay them to get back together? If Swervedriver never comes up for air again to claim the credit that is so rightfully theirs, it’ll be one of the greatest tragedy’s in rock music history. I sound pretty fired up, sure, but come on…this is ridiculous

Date: Thu May 29 09:29:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ok Zak. Anyone like Mogwai? Their new album Happy Songs For Happy People is superb – right up a lot of readers’ street I imagine

Date: Wed May 28 21:07:57 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: No worries, Simon. I didn’t take it personally. Glad to get my UK lingo straight…

Date: Wed May 28 16:14:10 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Don’t take it personally Zak – to us Brits anyone on your side of the Atlantic are “Yanks” lol lmao rofl etc zzzzzz…………

Date: Wed May 28 15:14:08 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: saw adam the last 2 nights….wow, what a treat….he’s gone from swd to a modern day nick drake or even hendrix…..after a huge set, he was then joined by members of all systems go to do a set of swervedriver classics!!! rave down, never loose never learn, candy etc…totally amazing, thanks adam…

Date: Wed May 28 14:42:37 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Canadians are “Yanks,” too?? I didn’t even know that.

Date: Wed May 28 11:26:59 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You yanks have all the luck! Swervedriver was OUR band (i.e. British), same as that whole early 90s movement. Now you have to travel to bleedin’ Vancouver to see Franklin. Readers will be fascinated to learn that, coincidence of coincidences : I have a live tape of New Order playing at the Commodore in Vancouver on 29th July 1983. Yes, that’s right my friends.

Date: Wed May 28 11:26:53 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You yanks have all the luck! Swervedriver was OUR band (i.e. British), same as that whole early 90s movement. Now you have to travel to bleedin’ Vancouver to see Franklin. Readers will be fascinated to learn that, coincidence of coincidences : I have a live tape of New Order playing at the Commodore in Vancouver on 29th July 1983. Yes, that’s right my friends.

Date: Wed May 28 09:10:53 2003
Name: Carrie Jane
City/State/Country: Wonk
Comment: I love Swervedriver. Uhhh.

Date: Tue May 27 16:26:33 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: One more Canadian show for Adam Franklin. Saturday June 7th he is playing a free show in Hamilton Ontario at the Jackson Square Rooftop Amphitheatre at 2:00 PM. Also playing that day is Simply Saucer’s Edgar Breau.

Date: Tue May 27 16:21:25 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Adam Franklin and Sianspheric will both be playing live acoustic on the radio in Calgary AB Canada this afternoon at 6:00 PM Eastern (4:00 PM Central time). If you want to listen online, check out the radio station’s website at http://www.cjsw.com/

Date: Mon May 26 16:27:45 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Thanks for the info, Ricky. Sounds like a great show. I’m going to have to make a trip up to Vancouver one of these days. I haven’t been in a long time now.

Date: Mon May 26 12:59:35 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Met Adam before the show… Sianspheric was blaring on the stage some of the songs he played where Stella Caprice, 99th dream, the sounds and the times, the other jesus and some songs I didnt recognize cause I dont have the split single yet. Adam got on stage at about 1:00am it was great to see his gear on stage (having a personality and history of there own). Fuck Adam can guitar! He makes it look to simple…. I asked him the question that has been on everbody’s mind, Swervedriver? Adam shrugs and laughs… Dont know.. Mabey. Well that mabey is good enough for me. Saw the flaming lips yesterday. I cant believe what I saw. By far the best show I have ever been to.. except for the swerve show back in 98. Vancouver is the place to be my friends.

Date: Mon May 26 02:27:09 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: One U.S. zine (Cannot recall the name just now) once filed the music of MBV under “Wombadelia”…

Date: Sun May 25 19:25:25 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Ricky…YOU. LUCKY. DAWG. What songs did Adam play???? Give a review, if you get a moment!!

Date: Sun May 25 18:31:49 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Saw Adam Play in Vancouver last night. amazing.

Date: Sun May 25 09:06:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You’re right of course Dan (I was just being ironic btw) – they were always lumped in with the “Shoegazer” scene as opitomised by the likes of Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Ride etc but were the antethesis of these bands. Muscular rhythym section, kick-ass in-your-face guitar sound (as opposed to using the guitar as a sort of soundscape like Slowdive etc) – they had more in common with some Kerrang! type bands. MBV weren’t shoegazers either – they invented their own sound (which has yet to be surpassed to my ears). Lazy journalism is what it was. New Super Furries album out soon – the single Golden Retreiver rocks!!! Fuck yeah!

Date: Sun May 25 06:16:38 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: sorry but hate that label ‘shoegazers’ coz I never thought they were like that, they were a bit more ‘balls out’ to be shoegazers (not literally balls out of course)

Date: Sat May 24 12:20:12 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Never heard of them…

Date: Sat May 24 12:06:28 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone heard of a band called Swervedriver? They’re a bit shoegazey. You’d probably like them…..

Date: Fri May 23 18:14:05 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Fri May 23 16:38:47 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: kamloops, for the moment.
Comment: 🙁 welp.. thats how it goes i guess.. Unless by some miracle i get a ride, I’m not gonna see adam play. Talk about bad luck.

Date: Fri May 23 15:44:42 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: New Adam Franklin date in NYC – Adam is playing the Village Underground on Wednesday, June 18th. Email me at sean@sonicunyon.com for more information

Date: Fri May 23 15:34:07 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: J.D. – sorry, Kamloops is now officially cancelled. Promoter’s doing, not ours. You might wanna go to Vancouver or Banff now.

Date: Fri May 23 15:23:10 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country:  
Comment: the new EP is brilliant! I like it waaayy more than the R+R is Saving My Life ep. Good to hear Adam with some production value again. For me personally the production on the last EP really took away from the songwriting. Country Grass is beautiful. OK, 2 EPS is great and better than nothing, but PLEASE how bout a full length album!!

Date: Fri May 23 11:23:21 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Who’s Adam’s UK agent then, and does he have any interest in doing the UK?

Date: Fri May 23 10:38:46 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i found my Toshack/Sians spilt cd at cduniverse.com for 9.75

Date: Thu May 22 15:05:54 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Kamloops, for the moment.
Comment: Hmm.. i hope they do play kamloops, as my car is a piece of crap, I don’t think i’ll be able to bribe any of my friends to do a 4 hour drive each way, with work the next morning.. not looking good.. crossing fingers.

Date: Thu May 22 14:53:39 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Vancouver/Seattle/whereever
Comment: Thanks for the warning. I called magnums last night. and the guy couldn’t tell me who was playing, when they were playing, and how much. I’ll check back right away. I’m not letting the chance go to waste. -j.d.

Date: Thu May 22 09:38:37 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country:  
Comment: If anyone wants to get the Toshack/sianspheric split and cannot find it in stores, if you email me at sean@sonicunyon.com I can help you arrange to get one by mailorder or point out other places you can get it off the net in the meantime.

Date: Thu May 22 09:37:06 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country:  
Comment: J.D., I am told now there is a chance the Kamloops show might be cancelled, so you might want to make plans to go to Vancouver on Saturday night.

Date: Wed May 21 22:00:31 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Just got Magnetic Morning, the new EP. Sounds really good, I remember Adam playing 2 of the songs live when I saw him in Nov. of 2001. Jeff and Charlie, from the first Toshack CD, join Adam for this EP. No keyboards or piano though, Charlie plays bass. The Sianspheric CD is good listening too. 🙂

Date: Wed May 21 18:53:43 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Seattle/Vancouver/kamlloops
Comment: man!!! talk about making me jump out of my seat. I’m in kamloops BC right now, and adam will be here in a few days. i’m speechless… 🙂 thank you sean and madina. I’m glad i came back here to check the posts. I would have missed him otherwise. if anyone in the area is gonna check out the kamloops show, drop me an email –> raspby@tokyo.com It’d be kinda cool to meet another fan. Although it’s probably a long shot to find many in a town like this.

Date: Wed May 21 15:44:59 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: For info the songs they played were Duel, Blowin Cool, MM Abduction, Sandblasted and…er…bloody hell, can’t remember the other one!!!

Date: Wed May 21 15:42:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I know most of you are from the US/Canada but does anyone remember seeing Swervedriver live on the telly in 93? Can’t remember the name of the program but they broadcast 5 songs recorded at The Astoria in London during their Mezcal Head tour (either that or it was a joint tour with the Boo Radleys – Adam gets a namecheck on the Boos’ Wake Up album incidentally). I’ve still got it somewhere on VHS – when I get round to it I’ll mp3 them and post my email!

Date: Wed May 21 15:39:06 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yo Zak – I got in touch with the Snowmobile guy who gave me that link but thanks anyway!

Date: Wed May 21 15:39:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yo Zak – I got in touch with the Snowmobile guy who gave me that link but thanks anyway!

Date: Wed May 21 11:50:34 2003
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: Hi JD – I’m still Adam’s US agent. I know you want him to come to Seattle. He wants to tour the West for sure. Please tell the concert and club promoters there if you can. Hopefully it will happen sometime soon!

Date: Wed May 21 08:10:58 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country:  
Comment: really – didn’t think he merited an agent…

Date: Wed May 21 00:39:54 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey all, I just odered the new TH/SS split through an alternate dealer at Amazon.com. When search TH and the options come up, just click on the new&used button for MM/AA. The dealer is “cybermusicsurplus” out of Portland where it is listed for $12.78 then add $2.49 for shipping (Domestic rate). That’s less than the listed retail price of $15.98 . I just thought I would give everyone a heads up on that. I can’t wait until it arrives 🙂 Dream well Swervies…

Date: Tue May 20 23:58:01 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Has anyone heard the new album yet?? Do tell! -Z

Date: Tue May 20 23:38:10 2003
Name: Don
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: He’s playing with a drummer named Ron. Just the two of them. It sounds nice actually. Saw them in Sudbury, ON on Saturday. Never thought I’d see someone from Swervedriver up here.

Date: Tue May 20 19:32:11 2003
Name: Pete
City/State/Country: london
Comment: Is Adam in Swervie?Is the band with him?

Date: Tue May 20 11:52:05 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Updated Adam Franklin / Sianspheric Canadian tour dates: May 20 EDMONTON @ New City Likwid / May 22 VICTORIA BC @ Lucky Bar / May 23 NANAIMO BC @ Dizzy’s / May 24 VANCOUVER BC @ The Penthouse / May 25 KAMLOOPS BC @ Magnums / May 26 BANFF AB @ Wild Bill’s / May 27 CALGARY AB @ The Whiskey / May 28 RED DEER Ab@ The Vat / May 29 SASKATOON SK @ Amigo’s / May 30 REGINA SK @ The State / May 31 WINNIPEG MB @ West End Cultural Centre /June 4 OTTAWA ON @ Babylon (no Sianspheric) / June 5 MONTREAL PQ @ The Cabaret (no Sianspheric) /June 6 TORONTO ON @ Lee’s Palace (NXNE) / June 6 TORONTO ON @ Soundscape (free in-store, 6:00 PM)

Date: Tue May 20 11:29:22 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: For JD in the Seattle/Vancouver area, Adam is playing Vancouver this weekend at the Penthouse! Check it out.

Date: Tue May 20 11:28:19 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Yes, adam still has a booking agent. he has the same one in the US as before. Current Canadian tour being booked by Courage Artists and Touring.

Date: Tue May 20 09:15:29 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country:  
Comment: does adam still have a booking agent??….

Date: Tue May 20 04:57:39 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: simon – there was a site run by dave (www.geocities.com/swdlive). i think it is currently under construction. i have on my work pooter a stunning mustang ford live, duress, duel and a few adam acoustic tunes. if you have an e mail address other than hotmail etc i can send you them – they always get sent back due to size when i forward them on to yahoo etc,…..

Date: Tue May 20 00:42:06 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hey Simon H: More Snowmobile tunes here: http://artists.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/snowmobile/index-1.html

Date: Mon May 19 18:53:12 2003
Name: 30,000 cheeses
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dave is the live mp3 guru!

Date: Mon May 19 12:58:27 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: Simon, i can get you some live mp3’s if you can get me those songs i asked for below your post….

Date: Mon May 19 12:50:41 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: you guys know anywhere I can get hold of some live Swervedriver mp3s?

Date: Mon May 19 10:24:14 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: can anyone on here hook me up with mp3’s of the songs: Satansville Revisited, 93 Million Miles from the Sun (…and Counting), Hate Yr Kind, and Stimulini i cant find them anywhere and i have all their other B-sides, plus i own all the original CD’s if anyone could hook me up my email is mpavlic@yahoo.com

Date: Sun May 18 16:59:58 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Damn, I was just listening to Raise while driving fast down Olympic Blvd. in L.A., all windows down, enjoying the sun and the music. I wish to hell that swerve would put out another record, but I don’t think it will ever happen again.

Date: Sat May 17 12:31:57 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Vancouver area/Seattle area.. depending..
Comment: Come on!! To adam’s booking agent… west! west! west!!! It seems like the only hope i’ll ever have of seeing adam play is if i move to ny area.. 🙁

Date: Fri May 16 18:05:46 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: you guys know anywhere I can get hold of some live Swervedriver mp3s?

Date: Fri May 16 12:41:16 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Hamilton ON Canada
Comment: Some newly confirmed Canadian shows for Adam Franklin and Sianspheric are as follows: June 4th Ottawa ON @ Babylon (Adam only, no Sianspheric), June 5th Montreal PQ @ Cabaret (Adam only, no Sianspheric), June 6th Toronto ON @ Soundscapes Record Store (Adam and Sianspheric acoustic in-store, 6:00 PM), June 6th Toronto ON @ Lees Palace (as part of NXNE, ticket price tba). Some US dates will start to be booked later in the summer. Possible UK dates may happen after the album’s UK release in late summer.

Date: Fri May 16 08:30:36 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah Joe T – loved some of the Boo Radleys stuff – especially their first “proper” album Everything’s ALright Forever. ‘Does This Hurt?’ must be about the best song from this whole era! They did fab b-sides too – although like just about every band from this scene (apart from our Swervedriver) they went off the boil a bit trying to disown their shoegazing roots in order to jump on the Britpop wagon. Noel you cunt – you have a lot to answer for.

Date: Fri May 16 02:47:56 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: whoops, pressed submit too soon, but aaaaanyhow, I agree with you Joe T. The early 90’s were just absolute blast musicwise… I’m still really stuck to to that scene… to the point that few years back I almost tatooed “1991” in the back of my neck… whew, luckily it didn’t happen… but hey, I think that nearly all of the regulars here agree that “those were the days”. Luckily we have some of that time filed to our memories and even better, to records…

Date: Fri May 16 02:42:18 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Joe T.

Date: Thu May 15 23:12:13 2003
Name: Lou
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Sorry dude, I’m from Oakville to be exact (formerly of Mississauga). I agree with you on Broken Social Scene’s album, it’s a goodie.

Date: Thu May 15 21:59:17 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: That was some fucked up shit earlier. Damn! Sean from Sonic Unyon – Not that I don’t mind a trip to Hamilton, but why no Toronto dates? Or am I just blind? 😉 A band here in Toronto all must check out – Broken Social Scene. “You Forgot It In People” is their latest, and its really, really good. Is that Lou by way of Bramptonia? T.

Date: Thu May 15 21:19:29 2003
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Orange County New York, USA
Comment: Hey Simon, heard the Swirlies back in 1993, they were cool. Also liked the Boo Radleys for that kind of stuff. Man there was some great stuff going on 11-12 years ago. Of course, never as good as Bush (rolls eyes…).

Date: Thu May 15 18:25:29 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 15 18:22:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone heard The Swirlies? Their name alone suggests a shoegazing tribute band and that would not be far off what they sound like. They’re ace – go check em out – I defy you not to like them if you like MBV (who are to them influence-wise what Swervedriver are to Sian)!

Date: Thu May 15 18:20:25 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Can’t get over how much that Sian track This All Happened borrows of a couple of Swervies’ tracks! Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s been said a million times already but bands like Ride were copied to death, yet the Swervies’ sound – melodic, hard, fx laden – has been ignored to my knowledge! How sad it is that the general listening public are ignorant to songs like You Find It Everywhere, The Birds, Duel, bla bla [goes on to list about 50 songs].

Date: Thu May 15 17:58:52 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Adam and Jimmy played bass on Mezcal Head so what basses they played are open to question, Steve George generally plays a Fender Jazz bass or a Rickenbacker 4001.

Date: Thu May 15 17:18:43 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: On one of the Duel videos a Precision bass is being used I think. I can’t really remember. I think there was Steve George’s rig on guitargeek.com at one point and im sure it said Jazz bass.

Date: Thu May 15 07:44:35 2003
Name: ashley
City/State/Country: sydney
Comment: anyone know what basses are used on mezcal head? sounds like a jazz on a few tracks.

Date: Thu May 15 04:50:22 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: trik i saw j acoustically a few months back. he was excellent. took a mate along who had never heard a thing of j or dinosaur jr. he was blown away and now owns everything in the back catalogue. j released a live acoustic cd over here of 2 tours ago called martin and me (martin being the make of his guitar). not sure if it saw the light in oz but worth getting. did he use that mad foot pedal that allowed him to loop the strummed chords and then solo over the top? gotta get me one of those. i am off to see evan dando (and you am i ?)tonite yippeeeeeeeeeeee. the new album has really grown on me – didn’t like it at all at first now love it.

Date: Thu May 15 02:54:29 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Simon H. I’m here only to please 😉

Date: Thu May 15 01:52:42 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hey Simon H…good tip, man. That Snowmobile stuff is good. Are there any Snowmobile albums out there?

Date: Thu May 15 01:42:37 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Spam?! Must be be another name for dumb ass. One of them tpyes in l33t. Must have read an episode of Megatokyo. Oh, this is the month for the TH vs SS CD!! 😀 I’m definitely looking forward to it. Danno, have you picked up the YOTR EP? It’s excellent, JIC you don;t have it yet. I’m definitely looking forward to the full length CD. Trik, that’s cool you got to check out JM doing an acoustic gig. Did he play, “Whatevers cool with me” by any chance? Dream Well Swervies…

Date: Wed May 14 20:28:08 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas, australia
Comment: man.. i saw j mascis play acoustic, solo last night, and let me tell you, he ain’t lost it at all!! He may be grey and getting on, but the man can still play a damn fine tune!!!! He even played thumb, as the 2nd song, so I was blissed for the rest of the set!!! My teenage fantasy music is still alive!!! YAhsssss 🙂

Date: Wed May 14 18:58:49 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: ATTENTION THOMAS FROM HELSINKI : Thanks very much for the link to Snowmobile mate! Been looking for more stuff by him for ages. Very MBV-y (which is always a good thing)

Date: Wed May 14 15:51:34 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: If you mean the radio station was in Canada then yes. I don’t think they have college radio stations in Hamilton, Scotland or college radio at all. I did however send a copy of the album to Beat 106 in Glasgow, so maybe you could get Jim Gellatly to play it on his indie music show. As it stands now, the split will not be out in the UK until late August, to accomidate UK press.

Date: Wed May 14 11:12:48 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Canada……………not the UK then

Date: Wed May 14 10:29:00 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon Records
City/State/Country: Hamilton ON Canada
Comment: Adam Franklin will be interviewed and performing live on the radio this afternoon (May 14th). He will be dropping into Hamilton ON’s C101.5 FM between 1:00 and 2:30 PM EST today. Listeners inthe Hamilton area can listen to the show live on 101.5 FM and online listeners can also listen to the show through their website at http://www.mohawkc.on.ca/msa/cioi/ On tuesday night Adam played live on the other college radio station in Hamilton, CFMU FM and did five songs during the show. Songs performed included ‘The Sounds And The Times’, ‘The Hitcher’, covers of the bands Love and 13th Floor Elevators and a brand new song, ‘Son of Soloman’.

Date: Wed May 14 07:09:54 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Cardboard Cowboy playing at Sound,Wardour Street in London, tomorrow night (Thursday 15 May). 7.30pm…and lucky us…there is a Fosters promotion on..ONLY £2 a bottle…how generous is that (ahem!!)..so if you want to see a bunch of northerners making fools of themselves, get down there…plug over

Date: Wed May 14 06:08:20 2003
Name: Hairy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I didn’t think Ajay’s site was still going!! Agree with you on Polak Lou. He still has a fantastic voice (Sinatra eat yer heart out) but the guitars are a limp compared to the ‘Sistine Chapel Ceiling’ days. The ‘3×3’ album’s quite good in a mellow way. Spent many a wasted night listening to that.

Date: Wed May 14 05:24:45 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Hairy, Cabaret’s only a demo song but you can still download it from the following source: http://www.odc.net/~ssharma/adorable/multi.shtml

Date: Wed May 14 03:59:56 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Who was the 100,000 th?

Date: Tue May 13 22:10:15 2003
Name: Lou
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Adorable were an amazing band. Polak are ok, but certainly are not Adorable. Pete’s vocals are the unifying link and he sounds exactly the same as he did with Adorable, but what they are missing is the wonderful guitar sound that Adorable had on Against Perfection. Add to that the fact that Polak refuse to play any Adorable stuff live and you have to call it a let down overall.

Date: Tue May 13 19:51:15 2003
Name: jerry
City/State/Country: cal usa
Comment: i finaly have heard 99th dream. swervedriver should have been every bit as big as oasis,radiohead etc etc etc. i was first turned on to mezcal head. about january of this year. ever since ive done all i could to get there cds. no thanks to any record stores in my area. so on ebay ive slowly and might i say somewhat exspensively been getting the cds! i still havent heard Raise but its coming soon. i just want to say that its fucking un believeable that this band was thrown to the wayside while other shitty bands were given too many breaks. i have a feeling that there will never be any more new swerve music cause if i was adam and i wrote the songs he has and was screwed over so blatantly i would throw down my guitar and scream fuck you ive just given you the heart and soul of my life and you dont know what to do with it meanwhile the fucking spice girls are riding the charts. my hats off to swervedriver i think they have made some of the most kick ass rock and roll some of the most beautiful ballads andsome of the most ear grabbing melodys ever written F you record companys and F you radio stations for being so blind

Date: Tue May 13 09:08:41 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: australia
Comment: hiya y’all!! long time no type!!! Hopw all are well… what the feck is all the shite spamming crap happening here… grrr anyways, i was once told to be safe, but I like risks!!!Hey Ian tdiablo, ya still alive….????

Date: Tue May 13 05:01:37 2003
Name: Hairy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: What, off Fake? I’ve only got Against Perfection and a couple of early singles. Fucking brilliant band. Anybody heard Polak, the singer’s new band?

Date: Tue May 13 02:57:10 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Cabaret is also a pretty darn good song by Adorable 😉

Date: Mon May 12 19:34:51 2003
Name: superficial intelligence
City/State/Country:  
Comment: cabaret is a great place to see a band if anyone is lucky enough to be in the area.

Date: Mon May 12 15:56:20 2003
Name: Lara
City/State/Country: somewhere in england
Comment: mr craig nicholls of the vines is practically in love with yooooooooooooo, wears your tees alll the time. damn right he is to do so! and methinks you’re pretty damn cool too. uh huh. mmmmmmm.

Date: Mon May 12 13:30:59 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Adam is really starting to get on my nerves.

Date: Mon May 12 05:02:54 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Scotland
Comment: Canada……………not the UK then.

Date: Sat May 10 23:18:38 2003
Name: Artificial Intellegence
City/State/Country: the matrix
Comment: Adam is having a 17 stop tour of Canada starting next week. The dates are posted at toshackhighway.com under Tour News.

Date: Fri May 9 06:58:40 2003
Name: Roger Melly
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: To Limp Dick, Ontario, you sad sad person, you have obviously very little to do with your miserable self. As to Swervie ever doing another album/tour – sadly it’ll never happen, all the rest of the boys are happily getting on with their lives after Swervie.

Date: Fri May 9 04:34:07 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Simon H; Actually the band (or more likely the artist)is called Snowmobile and that particular song is titled as “Untitled #2″… you can download some of his other songs at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/61/snowmobile.html

Date: Fri May 9 02:23:51 2003
Name: Paulo
City/State/Country: Campo Grande, Brazil
Comment: Does anybody has “harry & maggie” tab ??? Please, send it to me … my email: skyreach@globo.com Thanks

Date: Thu May 8 06:28:00 2003
Name: Hairhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Yeah, They said it was the Swervies when it quite clearly wasn’t. I have it too but I think you like it a lot more than I do!! If you can be arsed, try scrolling back through last years message board archive as I definitely remember someone talking about it.

Date: Wed May 7 17:22:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: A couple of years ago, when I first discovered Napster, the first thing I downloaded were Swervies tracks that I didn’t have. It was heaven. One thing puzzles though – there was a song entitled “Snowmobile” included in the Napster search results. I’ve listened over and over to this song – it is superb – but it certainly aint by Swervedriver. Anyone know what I’m on about? If so could you let me know what band actually did this track? Love and kisses.

Date: Wed May 7 17:20:01 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Who did This All Happened? Who are Sian? Owt to do with Toshack? Sound like Swervedriver if nowt else, tha’ noors

Date: Wed May 7 17:17:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Let me just add that by “cutting” the tracks I mean converting them to mp3.

Date: Wed May 7 17:16:09 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone tried cutting the Toshack tracks Valentine #1 and Board The Bullet Train, then reversing them (using a standard wave editing software like Soundforge, Wavelab etc)? The results are astounding. You will of course be aware that Board The Bullet Train is Valentine #1 reversed anyway, with overdubs from Adam. now listen to BTBT backwards, and it sort of sounds like Valentine #1 – yet is altogether brilliant and different. Suffice to say, I believe those 2 songs have the most beautiful melody of any song bar “Soon”. That is all, Big Kiss from the UK!!

Date: Wed May 7 16:32:56 2003
Name: joe
City/State/Country: kizanyu
Comment: Why you bash-a the Swearvedrive?? Is no fair!!

Date: Tue May 6 16:07:57 2003
Name: danny
City/State/Country: dc
Comment: even Ian Stuart isn’t stupid enough to waste his time cutting and pasting nonsensical rubbish. And being that he’s dead – it would prove most difficult. It was some 13-year-old cretin suppressing his latent homosexuality with monotonous streams of vitriol. For the record – it was not uncommon for clueless musical press bottom feeders to look at Adam in dismay and ask – but your music is about white supremacy, no? Poor Adam would just shake his head and say – no, no, no – swervedriver – not skrewdriver. (Incidentally – I’m embarrassed to say I actually own the first skrewdriver lp – though I haven’t listened to it in more than 20 years – before they became puppets of the NF they put out one half-way decent lp and 2 singles for chiswick record…but once their politics became more apparent…they got permanently stashed in the basement).

Date: Tue May 6 08:23:49 2003
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: whew! There is a man with far too much time on his hands.

Date: Tue May 6 00:56:23 2003
Name: Van Hammersley
City/State/Country: Pangea
Comment: What would the world be like if everyone was reasonably intelligent? What would this message board be like?

Date: Mon May 5 22:32:03 2003
Name: another lame ass
City/State/Country: looking at my shoes
Comment: it takes the weight to see this is just how it has to be…the material so far is ok, but i do prefer a different verse in s.o.s. been singing it since i was a young lad, definitely, coulda picked a nicer one. mine starts out with rise, up.

Date: Mon May 5 21:11:25 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Well, that was fun. Lord… *_*

Date: Mon May 5 17:41:33 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Spam is so 20th century… :rolleyes:

Date: Mon May 5 14:32:38 2003
Name: steve
City/State/Country: san fran, ca
Comment: Art, can you block IP addresses? If so please get rid of these Nazi’s Thanks

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:46 2003
Name: e
City/State/Country: e
Comment: e

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:40 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: d
Comment: d

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:32 2003
Name: c
City/State/Country: c
Comment: c

Date: Mon May 5 08:59:11 2003
Name: b
City/State/Country: b
Comment: b

Date: Mon May 5 08:59:05 2003
Name: a
City/State/Country: a
Comment: a

Date: Mon May 5 08:24:18 2003
Name: Alan Harding
City/State/Country: Inverness
Comment: Hey fellow swervies i just got esr from McTavish records on the high street in Inverness man it rules more the 10 minute freeview on the playboy channel, what a band

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:48 2003
Name: l33t h4x0r5
City/State/Country: 0wnz j00
Comment: w00t! This board iz d4 5(h1z|\|1T!

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:12 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:12 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:14:42 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I said, stop with the spam… you are abusing us fans… the usual boredom and tranquility has been disturbed, the spirits of the forest will get you all! MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Date: Mon May 5 06:57:28 2003
Name: The book of Jez
City/State/Country: Oxford
Comment: i am the spam holly, nobody can spam like me

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Date: Mon May 5 06:55:31 2003
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Date: Mon May 5 06:53:31 2003
Name: Yorik
City/State/Country: THIS OUTTA WORK
Comment: http://download.com.com/3000-2051-10173529.html

Date: Mon May 5 06:50:19 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Stop your damn spamming!

Date: Mon May 5 06:50:11 2003
Name: Yorik
City/State/Country: ALL TRY THIS OUT, ALL THE RUSSIANS
Comment: http://www.colorado.edu/epob/academics/web_resources/quizmaker_instr.html

Date: Sun May 4 20:00:02 2003
Name: frederic careau
City/State/Country: quebec
Comment: where i can find son of mustang ford video and duel video, i can pay…please help me, please…

Date: Fri May 2 22:41:17 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: “Everyday the hope for a Swervedriver Album/Tour is savin’ my life”

Date: Thu May 1 09:23:57 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: nowt wrong with this messageboard! I kinda like the pseudo-military feel of the olive green. It would however be nice to have the news updated from time to time. Adam’s been playing gigs and there has been no metion of this except on the board. Also, have the rest of the band been doing musicy type things or have they been deflated and put in a box in Adam’s loft until whenever……

Date: Thu May 1 05:04:33 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Yeah and get a decent messageboard which actually makes sense while your at it hehe

Date: Thu May 1 02:01:32 2003
Name: Olive
City/State/Country: Green
Comment: Where can I get an ESR with ‘It’s all happening now’?

Date: Wed Apr 30 23:52:32 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I have to agree…this olive green is wearing thin. SURPRISE US, ART!

Date: Wed Apr 30 19:45:39 2003
Name: jerry
City/State/Country: cal usa
Comment: i recently bought ESR off ebay but i do not have its all happening now

Date: Wed Apr 30 12:03:35 2003
Name: hey art
City/State/Country:  
Comment: can you change the color on this thing or something? just to a soothing blue or burgandy? it’s been three years of olive green. (I’m sorry)

Date: Wed Apr 30 09:23:14 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Huzzah huzzah!! Just purchased tickets to go and see Mark Gardener on the 3rd of June at King Tuts!!! Fuckin’ brilliant. Maybe by the time I hit retirement age, I may even see mr. Franklin and co play there again, but sadly…..I won’t hold my breath.

Date: Wed Apr 30 08:09:52 2003
Name: John
City/State/Country: england
Comment: i heard one of your songs “last Train to statnsville” and een trying to find a album but no luck in england

Date: Tue Apr 29 16:14:34 2003
Name: eggbert
City/State/Country: cheesetown
Comment: boo radleys suck. Wake up boo. what a load of garbage

Date: Tue Apr 29 11:48:34 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Could it be that the Boos are also mentioned because parts of ‘Blowin Cool’ are almost lifted straight from a Boo Radleys song (cant think what it is called,of Lazarus EP I think)…also Ut are thanked, and I think the down down to the marketplace bit of Duel is a reference to an Ut song

Date: Tue Apr 29 11:05:45 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Boo Radleys get a mention in the mezcal head sleevenotes. Mutual respect.

Date: Tue Apr 29 11:05:45 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Boo Radleys get a mention in the mezcal head sleevenotes. Mutual respect.

Date: Tue Apr 29 00:36:31 2003
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: This is just a note for those in the US to try to see the new version of the band FAILURE, if you will. The band is “Year of the Rabbit”, and is Ken Andrews, kicking out great tunes once again in a band format. They are playing some dates in May(Mercury Lounge 5/14), so take a look, and then check out the CD when it comes out. It’s sure to be great stuff! http://www.yearoftherabbit.net/ Cheers, Danno

Date: Mon Apr 28 23:24:46 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Mon Apr 28 13:31:39 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Just bought myself a Marshall VT1 Vibratrem Tremolo. and my word, its awesome.

Date: Mon Apr 28 11:51:43 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: when i first met the band (a druken haze,I remember eating all their food, drinking their beer and smoking their fags)they kept calling me martin (as in Mr Carr,and singing Boo Radley songs to me..Adam even signed my t-shirt (I was young-ish!!!)’thanks for the Giant steps you made to get to the gig’…cheeky bastards. i never have told Jez he looks like Spider from coronation street

Date: Mon Apr 28 06:06:04 2003
Name: SNAIL (the original one)
City/State/Country: stock-n-roll
Comment: i’d like to disagree with snail! I think we should disagree. Especially about the bit about Mr. Franklin on a street corner.. had no idea he was a prostitute. I also agree with the idea that we should assume each others identities and spin shit in other peoples names…thanks snail the second who ever you are to not disagree,…. or maybe that was me? God I’m talking to myself now!

Date: Mon Apr 28 04:00:56 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Nice quote from www.creation-records.com: Martin Carr (guitarist of Boo Radleys): Q: You started off being seen as a shoegazing band, looking back now did you enjoy that era? A: hated the term, I hated all of those terms and would have nothing to do with them. It would be an insult to lump MBV in with our generation of bands, who were pretty much MBV copyists. None of those bands, ourselves included, were a tenth as original as the Valentines. My Bloody Valentine and Ride in the same sentence makes me laugh until milk comes out me nose. I liked Ride up until the first album then lost interest, I like pop music. I loved Swervedriver, I thought they were one of the best bands on Creation. COOL!!!!!!

Date: Mon Apr 28 00:55:39 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: ozquito
Comment: ..and if anyone of you lame asses dares to disagree with me I’m gonna blub my eyes out!! OKAY??

Date: Sun Apr 27 23:30:04 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: ozquito
Comment: anyone seen Badly Drawn Boy film clip for the song where he puts a candid camera in place filming him busking during an eight hour day near some busy transport hub. A caption at the end of the filmclip says he made 13 odd pounds for the full day where he went on playing generally un-noticed. I like what this is saying about “making it big” in the music industry and how music must be packaged to be considered sucessful. I think this is right up the alley of all those lame comments about swevedriver being “sooo hard done by” and them being the “most under rated band ever”. See you on the street corner Mr. Franklin & co. Snail

Date: Sun Apr 27 00:36:45 2003
Name: Jon
City/State/Country: California, US
Comment: Dave, if you happen to get some time and feel like doing it, that’s cool. I’ll sit down with it again and keep trying to figure it out. I hope there’s no odd tunings involved… Of course, I wouldn’t be able to tell even if there was. Anyway, thanks!

Date: Sat Apr 26 20:05:30 2003
Name: Van Hammersly
City/State/Country: Pangea
Comment: Is it still possible to get a copy of ESR with ‘It’s all happening now’ from Swervestock?

Date: Sat Apr 26 17:08:20 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: That CD sounds awesome, Dave. I’m not sure if I have all the tunes.

Date: Sat Apr 26 14:21:58 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Yeah its got Its All Happening now on it, ive been listening to that song for ages. I just wanted the original copy though. Also did i mention I made a CD a good few months ago that was a Swervedriver Anthology? It has EVERY single swervedriver song on it in mp3 format, and they are all categorised too. Albums,EP’s,Promos they are all dated too.I am a sad bugger for doing that but what the heck, i love swervie a bit too much. Hehehe.

Date: Sat Apr 26 12:44:26 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave is this the first time your ears have heard “It’s All Happening Now”? I bought ESR from Swervedriver stock also, and Adam signed it for me. He’s good like that… 🙂

Date: Sat Apr 26 09:12:11 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Jon, I might give Land of the Lost a go, but I am really wanting to figure out Zedhead and add the finishing touches to Harry and Maggie before anything else. Oh by the way guys. EJECTOR SEAT RESERVATION finally came through the post from Swervedriver stock today! My collection is complete! Time to throw out that ESR Copy ive been using for ages. Yipiee!

Date: Sat Apr 26 01:43:38 2003
Name: Jon
City/State/Country: California, US
Comment: Hi all! I’ve been a Swervie fan for several years, and wanted to say thanks for this website – I find it a tremendous resource. Also, I started playing the guitar earlier this year, so I’m not very good at all, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to find a tab for “Land of the Lost”. The main guitar part sounds really simple, but there’s no way someone as inexperienced as me could figure out even the simplest of songs. Heck, playing Shellac is hard enough for me, haha. If anyone can help, that’d be cool. Thanks!

Date: Fri Apr 25 18:10:42 2003
Name: Sean
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Go to www.sonicunyon.com to download a free mp3 from the upcoming Toshack Highway versus Sianspheric split release. Click on the album cover on the pop-up window and you can download one song by each group.

Date: Thu Apr 24 16:57:55 2003
Name: kcjv
City/State/Country: lacrosse,wi/usa
Comment: any word on a swervedriver reformation?

Date: Wed Apr 23 13:18:23 2003
Name: hurricaneE
City/State/Country: SIlver Spring, MD
Comment: TO get the bridge pick-up less twangy, you might try adjusting the screws on the P-90 (lower ’em under the higher strings); this works on my SG, dip the bridge pick-ups on my Mustang down a bit. I NEVER use JUST the bridge pick-up but, toned down, it’s sometimes nice when blended with the (preferred) neck pick-up. -E

Date: Wed Apr 23 12:59:09 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: crad? card!
Comment: crud…

Date: Wed Apr 23 09:22:53 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: crad -carrying member, Roland/Boss Fan Club
Comment: OP jacket + Oakleys = a good look in the future… who knows, the guy might be ahead of his time 🙂

Date: Wed Apr 23 06:51:38 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: He does use a boss superfeedbacker.

Date: Wed Apr 23 00:17:24 2003
Name: the smart guy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: pedal heads: i could have sworn that adam played a boss super feedbacker & distortion df-2 pedal. now, i may be wrong, but it makes perfect sense. you stomp and hold and… well, most of you know what it does then… dont you?

Date: Tue Apr 22 19:22:51 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I mean, i guess its ok, it’s just not clear enough for me. I like the sound of it on my telecaster, when im using the Big Muff. But other times i go for the bridge, its clear and cutting. I Guess it depends on what im playing though.

Date: Tue Apr 22 15:18:12 2003
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: Chester, NY, USA
Comment: I like the neck pickup with distortion. It gives a fat, big, very “blue” kind of hovering sound (I suffer from a mild case of synaesthesia). Makes me think of broken power lines humming away…..especially effective when you play on the E-A-D strings. Higher notes played on these strings always sound rounder and less “planky”. I hate trebly, “yidly-yodly-yidly” 1980s-wanker guitar. We got a guitarist like that around here. He still wears the Ocean Pacific (!!!) irridescent jacket, and the Oakley sunglasses (!!!) with the string going around the back. The guy will even talk about how great his car is (dude, got a Jetta, mine’s better, totally…”) A complete fossil, my friends.

Date: Tue Apr 22 11:20:36 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I use the bridge an awful lot because I use high gain distortion, I prefer the sound of bridge distortion. I ordered a new pickup for my Jazzer today, hopefully that will sort things out. I cant say im a fan of the Neck with Distortion.

Date: Tue Apr 22 11:01:13 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Dave, same as mike I rarely use the bridge. If you don’t want twangy just flip the toggle switch forward and keep it on the neck pickup- i find that does me fine. I’ve seen some guys just unscrew the plastic tip to the switch and then tape it permanently forward with some harry black.

Date: Mon Apr 21 17:57:09 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave I don’t play a jazzmaster but I know what you’re saying. What I do is I only use my neck pickup, but I set my eq on my amp and distortion petals with more high end to balance out the bottom/bass you get from the neck pickup. Also keeping the crybaby wah on really helps to cut through and thin out the neck pickup. I almost never use my bridge pickup. Just a suggestion…

Date: Mon Apr 21 17:37:13 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I’m just thinking, how the hell can I get my Jazzmaster to sound less twangy-as-fuck on the bridge pickup? New pickup?

Date: Mon Apr 21 00:28:33 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: here is a product review on the BOSS heavy metal distortion pedal from guitargeek.com This long discontinued pedal has it?s long reign of mid-tone terror back in the eighties and over the years has become a common pawnshop site. This isn?t the most dynamic pedal out there but for deep dark power chord crunch and some occasional palm muted riffage this can really ?destroy ?em all? on a budget. Going off of the suggested settings in HM-2 manual we pulled off a pretty convincing Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden mix of tones. This black beauty isn?t just for heavy metal though, tweaking the HM-2 in other directions gave us that thick compressed assault of bands likeSwervedriver or even the valvey haze of atmospheric bands like My Bloody Valentine. Tone snobs may scoff and snicker, but the HM-2 is a lot of fun and can usually be picked up for under $40 bucks.

Date: Sun Apr 20 22:48:18 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: dude the metal zone is crap, it sounds good to practice/fool around with but the tone is horrible out of a tube amp. You can find a complete list of the pedals adam uses at http://www.guitargeek.com select band, search for swervedriver and you’ll find it. Also in my opinion if you want the swervedriver tones, i wouldnt change your jazzmaster pickup, just mess with your amp/pedal settings till you get a sound you like. These are all just my opinions though man

Date: Sun Apr 20 16:45:54 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I am aware that Adam uses the Boss Heavy Metal 2 distortion pedal. I was wondering is the Boss MT2 Metal Zone similar to this? I want to get some of those swerve tones, Also I want a better distortion pedal becuase the one I am using is a bit tame. I want something with more output. I think I remember you lot talking about either of these pedals, does anyone have anything interesting to tell me about the metal zone? I want some information dudes. Also I am thinking of putting a better pickup in the bridge position of my jazzmaster, I’ve been told the Seymour duncan hot for jazzmaster or quarter pounder is a good idea. I want something that makes everything, less twangy. Any ideas people? Also listen to me Zedhead clip, i wanna know if it sounds “right” it sure does to me. Also i am so proud because i think i kinda have it sounding like swervie.

Date: Sat Apr 19 03:30:53 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: :::rubs eyes::: Art!!!?? Glad to know you’re still around! 🙂 The first time (of the two) I saw Swervie was when they played the Metro during their Raise tour. I think it was the first show after the original drummer left when they had the interim drummer to finish the tour. As someone previous posted, The Poster Children opened for them and I remember thinking the drummer was pretty good, but I couldn’t wait for their set to end so we could see Swervie. The last, and second time, I saw them was also at the Metro for the 99th Dream tour. I am sure glad I didn’t miss that one, hindsight being what it is. Duress totally rocked at that show. The Bouncers/Stage Security were even turning around to see what the hell Adam was doing during Duress to make his guitar sound like that!!! 😀 As for the poster down yonder on the board, I don’t know if the new SS?TH split will be available at Amazon, but I am sure you will see a post here on how to aquire it and there will most likely be a post at the www.toshackhighway.com site about how to purchase it. It will be released on the Sonic Unyon label. BTW, Dan’l, that MM, SWD, SG show sounds like it was awesome! As for the tab spat that went on here, it is cool to see you guys could keep it together. However, maybe you guys could form a band and call it, “Schizo-driver” 😉 Dream Well Swervies!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 18 17:17:22 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hey fellow swervies! I have nearly completed my Harry and Maggie tab, and I also think I have figured out ZEDHEAD. I have recored myself playing it and made an mp3 of it . I would like u all to download it and listen to it to see if it sounds right. Here is the address… http://www.onlinerock.com/musicians/popshoveit00/zedhead.mp3 – that should do the trick. The solo is gonna be a bitch to figure out in this song

Date: Thu Apr 17 23:24:43 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: someone ask adam whats the deal with swervedriver? i mean ive spent the last hour reading interviews from 98′ and all i keep reading is “we’re excited about the next record” meaning the one after 99th dream and its like nothing happened after that, oh well just depressed ive never seem them and im rambling, but i beginnig to feel like im on the Van Halen site now, no news is good news hahaha so someone ask him if they see him at a show!!

Date: Thu Apr 17 19:19:54 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago… haven’t you figured that out yet?
Comment: OW… stretching the memory muscles here… first Swervedriver show for me was Soundgarden/Monster Magnet/SWD, late summer 1992, Riviera Theater here in town. I dropped some acid for it, so I don’t remember too much. The sound techs were “having problems” – more like being lazy from what I could see, standing behind the booth) – the band was having problems hearing themselves onstage, and nobody was moving too quick to do anything about it. I was pissed. Deep Seat & Juggernaut Rides sounded really good. The acid didn’t kick in until Monster Magnets’ set started… oh man, the flashbacks are comin’ now. Half naked goth chicks dancing in cages, super loud guitars (why couldn’t SWD’s gits have been as loud?)… it became pretty obvious the techs left the board set up for the headliners though – the whole room was vibrating with the Soundgarden set… so much bottom end… I had to leave after awhile 🙂

Date: Thu Apr 17 18:57:45 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: dave, i think it was a “d” chord shape with an extra fret in the middle, or the inverse of this….does this make sense?

Date: Thu Apr 17 16:28:18 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Does anyone know any chord shapes for the DGCDCG tuning Swervedriver use? I need help with figuring out more chords, I only know one shape and thats the one used in Girl on a motor bike and duress. I want to figure out Blowin Cool using that song. So as you can guess I need more shape/chord knowledge in that tuning. Anyone out there with any info?

Date: Thu Apr 17 15:02:38 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: and just for the record i think swervie are pretty cool despite all of Daves preaching and constant SWD this SWD that haha

Date: Thu Apr 17 15:00:21 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hahaha well keep on beliving Dave u never know look at MetallicA last studio album recorded 1996/7 new album 2003 actually bad example cos both of them do/ or are going to suck. Ah well atleast there over here this summer.

Date: Thu Apr 17 14:56:56 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hey nice story Steve! I will tell everyone about the first time I got to see Swervedriver…. Well it was….. oh hang on… I’ve never seen them live.

Date: Thu Apr 17 14:28:38 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Musicians need jock straps? So *that’s* what I’ve been doing wrong…

Date: Thu Apr 17 14:26:57 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran, CA
Comment: Did I ever get to tell you about the first time I got to see the Swervies. They were playing in New York. So my friend Erik (he posts on the Swervie site from time to time), some other guys and I drove up from VA. We had reserved a hotel room in Manhattan next to the club and left for NYC with no directions no map and some KB. I was the pilot-a stoned pilot. The drive was a lot of fun, and amazingly we made it to the hotel only getting lost for a brief moment downtown. We had to ask a postlady for directions. After we checked in we took a small tour around the hotel area, located the club and headed back in for beers and smoke. We had a lot. We got to the club a little early which was cool, because we got te see Garageland. I had never heard of them untill then. They were followed by the Poster Childeren, but I was so excited to see the Swervies I just wanted them to get the fuck off the stage. Some were between us getting there and the Swervies going on I managed to drop a full bottle of beer all over the floor. It was a $5 bottle no less. Anyway, they finally went on and completely blew us away. It was after they recorded 99th Dream, but before they had signed with Zero Hour, so it was the first time we all got hear that material. I thought I was going to nut all over myself when they played Duress. That song put me into a trance that I dont think I have ever come out of. Great memories, even though some of them are blurry. One thing I cant get over is that I lived 20 miles form Oxford growing up, so I was there through the whole Shoegaze revolotion and I never got into to the Swervies until I moved to the US. I think my only memory was seeing the Mastang Ford vid on Top of The Pops or something. Wierd.

Date: Thu Apr 17 14:22:12 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia
Comment: Ïðèâåò Swervedriver áîëåëüùèêè, äà Âëàäèìèð – íàçàä ñíîâà! ß íàäåþñü âàø âåñü õîðîøî îñîáåííî Äåéâ èç Õàääåðñôèëäà. Swervedriver âñå åùå áîëüøîé íåçàâèñèìî îò òîãî, ÷òî Äèê gazinya ãîâîðèò! Ñêàëà íà äðóçüÿõ! Âëàäèìèð Ïåòðîâñêèé

Date: Thu Apr 17 14:18:49 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia
Comment: ¬

Date: Thu Apr 17 13:33:00 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Gad-Zooks, Swervedriver are really getting slammed recently. Also there must be something in the air, because the amount of negativity on this board is huge. Yeah yeah yeah, Swervedriver suck, but we love ’em!

Date: Thu Apr 17 11:51:37 2003
Name: Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: That was TOO Monty Python……

Date: Thu Apr 17 11:32:33 2003
Name: T-Bone
City/State/Country: Nashville, TN
Comment: I see where the drummer man has written a book. Congratulations on that, but I must think he has so little to say after I read the part about “Dallas” the Bus Driver. First off, Dallas is one of the best drivers in the business. Perhaps he was a little green when you had him, I’ll give you that, but he drivers far bigger Artists than Swervedriver will ever be, and is consistently called back to drive them again. As far as “Tidying Up” goes, let me say this. I’ve driven your group ever so briefly, and honestly, it would take a bulldozer to clean up the mess you folks make, so your comment about “Dallas” not cleaning up, means little to me. I’m sure he figured that if YOU can make such a mess and live in it, then he would simply let you. I’d also like to caution you and other “Artists” that are so quick to criticize others, such as Bus Drivers. I can assure you that the average Bus Driver could write a REAL book telling the world what groups like yours, are REALLY like. And the name calling thing. I believe you call him a fat walrus looking guy, or something to that effect. Does that really make you feel good to talk about someone like that? Do you feel like a real man, that you can slam a Bus Driver like that? Age, time, and 250 days a year on the road, can take it’s toll. Did it ever cross your mind that the Bus Driver is just trying to make a living like everybody else. It’s not a glamorous job to have, but I wasn’t aware that you required a dress code or physical evaluation prior to going on tour. My guess is that you’ve only been on 3 bus tours ever, give or take ONE, am I close? In closing, let me tell you what I DO know about “Dallas.” As a Musician, if he were to lay his resume next to yours, you wouldn’t qualify to carry his jock strap. A Drummer of almost 30 years I believe, working with George Jones, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Bobby Vinton, Frankie Avalon, Lorrie Morgan, Keith Whitley, and Conway Twitty. I’ll remind you that Conway Twitty has more number 1 records than Elvis and The Beatles combined. Just curious, how many does “Swervedriver” have? I’ve been on Tours with Dallas, and I’ve been to his home. I’ll guarantee you that he has more gold and Platinum Records on his wall than you’ll ever get, and he’s welcome on ANY tour that I ever lead. How many times has “Swervedriver” played Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, The White House, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Solid Gold, or a number of other shows? If you should ever dig up enough money to ever lease a bus again, that’s to say, if you can find a driver that would ever allow you on their bus, you may want to leave your ego on the curb, and pay attention to what the Driver has to say, since usually, they’ll know more about Bus Driving, Routing, Music, and the Music Industry, than you’ll EVER know. Yeah, Dallas is fat, and Lord knows he’s not too good looking, but he has a heart as large as he is, and would do about anything for anybody. Goodluck with your “Book.”

Date: Thu Apr 17 09:38:48 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Bring back the neo-nazi guy- his posts were WAY funnier to read!

Date: Thu Apr 17 09:37:55 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: And more importantly, why should we care?

Date: Thu Apr 17 09:11:53 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: What was that all about?

Date: Thu Apr 17 06:19:27 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Swervedriver Rule! What the fuck would you know Dick Gazinya. Please crawl back under your rock.

Date: Wed Apr 16 22:44:23 2003
Name: blinds to the blinds
City/State/Country: richmond, va
Comment: anyone have the words to ‘these times’

Date: Wed Apr 16 21:57:00 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Feel better now, toad? Take a deep breath and go back to your pathetic existence.

Date: Wed Apr 16 21:31:21 2003
Name: Dick Gazinya
City/State/Country: Limp Dick, Ontario
Comment: I’d like to thank Swervedriver for making me stay in the Music Business. I knew as soon as I heard them, that if THEY could make a living in this business, then ANYBODY could! That bunch of drug addict, child molesting, motherfucking perverts aren’t worth a shit. And that alleged “Drummer,” “Giz,” couldn’t find his ass with a fucking 2 by 4, much less consider himself a REAL player. The ONLY one who REMOTELY had a clue, was the Bass Player, but his teeth kept getting in the way every time he sucked cock! I’m just happy that Smashing Pumpkins felt sorry enough for them to have them on their stage years ago. But then again, I’m sure Swervedriver had to pay them to play, or whatever you call it that they do. They haven’t had shit going on since. Just a bunch of old has beens. And Adam, give it up son, give it up and go home and get a real job. And Giz, Jiz, Jez, whatever the fuck your name is, I’m gonna kick your fuckin’ ass the VERY next time I run into you brother. Have a goodin’! Louie

Date: Wed Apr 16 10:50:29 2003
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Adam, I’ll give you a tenner and a packet of fags if you come to glasgow and play. Hows THAT for an offer….

Date: Wed Apr 16 03:21:55 2003
Name: dAVE
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Why the feck doesn’t Adam do a UK tour? Swervedriver / Adam where from bloody oxford,england. He shouldn’t forget his roots.

Date: Wed Apr 16 01:59:43 2003
Name: Safety Dragon
City/State/Country: NJ, USA
Comment: how you wish that you could sleep….but your really gettin old………………………………

Date: Tue Apr 15 22:54:56 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey zach, all systems go are l.a. based so you’ll likely get a show….(plus you just got one too!)

Date: Tue Apr 15 21:42:34 2003
Name: MATT
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: does anyone know if there are going to be more dates added to the tour, USA dates perhaps??

Date: Tue Apr 15 20:36:57 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Crap. No L.A.!!!!!

Date: Tue Apr 15 20:08:11 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: fuckin wicked !!!! a tour of western canada….let’s see, about 5 of those shows are within a couple hours of me….i never thought this would ever happen, unbelievable really….ps, if anyone is interested in this part of the world, they need to see the excellent film called FUBAR….classic canadian prairie rock extravaganza !!!

Date: Tue Apr 15 17:52:52 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Oh, and howdy Art! Re: tab battle: arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics – even if you win, you’re still retarded

Date: Tue Apr 15 17:50:41 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Ugly cut and paste job… sorry!

Date: Tue Apr 15 17:49:48 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: Fresh from the swerve mailing list, pilfered from the Sianspheric site: w / Toshack Highway, All Systems Go May 14 – Hamilton ON, The Underground May 15 – London ON, Call The Office May 16 – Sudbury ON, The Townehouse May 17 – Sault St. Marie ON, TBA May 20 – Edmonton AB, New City May 21 – Kamloops BC, TBA May 22 – Victoria BC, Lucky Bar May 23 – Nanaimo BC, Dizzy’s May 24 – Vancouver BC, TBA May 25 – Nelson BC, Fluid Lounge May 26 – Banff AB, Wild Bills May 28 – Calgary AB, The Whiskey May 29 – Saskatoon SK, Amigo’s May 30 – Regina SK, The State May 31 – Winnipeg MB, West End Cultural Centre June 02 – Quebec City PQ, TBA June 03 – Montreal PQ, TBA June 04 – Ottawa ON, TBA June 05 – Kingston ON, TBA June 07 – Toronto ON, TBA

Date: Tue Apr 15 15:05:47 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Art, I thought maybe you had gone AWOL!!!! What’s up, man?????

Date: Tue Apr 15 06:59:24 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Good to hear from ya, Art!

Date: Mon Apr 14 23:19:04 2003
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Gee whiz willikens, boys!! I’m sorry I missed this as it was unfolding, but I’m glad that cool heads prevailed. This is just another fine example of how wonderfully obsessed SWD fans are. It’s all about the music, folks. But thanks for adding some real excitement to this place–(cough, cough)–it’s been collecting dust! Seriously though, thanks to everyone who has contributed to the guitar tabs and every other part of this site. My busy ass has barely enough time these days to drop in and update the Message Board archives. Keep the tabs flowin’ and I’ll keep updating ’em. -Art

Date: Mon Apr 14 22:50:08 2003
Name: KP
City/State/Country:  
Comment: http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/s/swervedriver-mexcal.shtml

Date: Mon Apr 14 10:30:43 2003
Name: Joe T
City/State/Country: Chester, NY, USA
Comment: Best Album That Never Was: “Jimmy Durante Sings Swervedriver” “..how does it feel ta feel, ha-cha-cha…”

Date: Mon Apr 14 05:40:54 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Rather…

Date: Sun Apr 13 16:42:30 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: This whole exchange is too funny.

Date: Sun Apr 13 15:54:31 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Definatley, I couldn’t agree more. No hard feelings. Anyway, if you check out me tabs site your credited for the intro/verse sections in my sandblasted tab. I think in my tab I was trying to get away from the powerchord usage so I tried to use more openchords to get a similar sound. Nevermind hehe. Anyway cya later dude

Date: Sun Apr 13 15:17:28 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Dave- youre right its pointless, it did get blown out of proportion…i apologize for the “death” commment, that was def uncalled for, i wont lie, i was pissed and let my emotions get the better of me..i truly did not mean it though so i apologize….so if you’re willing to forget this even happenend cool, cuz i want to forget about it, bottom line, i appologize too for and offense, and take back anything i said that was uncalled for. Lets stick together and i hope all is cool….Matt

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:59:29 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Matt, Fair enough, the whole crying comment was uncalled for. But it did look to me like you took the comment really personally. “dude compared to the tab that is on this site mine could have came from a tab book….”, tab books are usually incredibly accurate if not 100% correct. The other post just had a “tone” to it. Hence my comment afterwards. I didn’t take the more correct tab as an insult to mine, (infact i’ve updated my tab and given you credit for the verses and intro sections in it). I didn’t insult you and I didn’t call you any names at all. I did post a sarcastic comment. But what I mean was that I am not that botherd about a guitar tab to wish someones death over it. I would also like to point out that you are saying you did this tab for me and only me. You didn’t go out on a limb for me only, you did it for everyone on here. I just posted a comment stating that your tab wasnt as “RIGHT” (with capital letters) you claimed it to be. I think that this whole ordeal is pathetic and it should be forgotten now. (words where said, things got blew out of proportion, we both realised it’s pointless) and now i will apologise for any offense I may have caused. Sorry matt. Us swervies have to stick together.

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:33:20 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country:  
Comment: 1st off i wasnt serious, it is a tab, i was pissed though. 2nd you should have used more depth the 1st time instead of insulting some one who did you a favor for no personal gain, other than to just help a fellow fan, i had nothing to gain, just being a nice guy, and you stoop to insulting me for no reason, along with some other person on here who has no balls…..you said ” Crikey, Looks like I hit a nerve. Matt I didn’t mean to make you cry. I’m sorry.” thats a quote, and im sorry thats a sarcastic smart ass comment and you know it was meant that way too and i NEVER said it was 100% perfect, i said it was completely right, and like i said before you can get all the way through with my tab and it will sound right, as opposed to the on here which was my point from the begining….i didnt appreciate trying to help other fans out, and then getting mocked and ridiculed, thats it….and you were obviously that bothered about it or you wouldnt have made 5 posts about it alone today, so it obviously DID bother you enough….so dont try to make me look like a prick, i tried to be NICE and do youa favor or anyone else for that matter who wanted a in my mind “improved” tab, and i get insulted and shit…

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:26:56 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I just refreshed my browser after thinking that my comment about making matt cry was uneccessary. So i posted a comment with a bit more depth. I wasnt insulting your tab or skills, I wasnt being a snob or anything of that nature. I didnt even say that my tab was better than his! And look what I am greeted with. Someone hoping I will die! over a guitar tab?! like im that bothered about it! I think someone got the wrong end of the stick.

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:22:01 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Matt, I admit that your chords for the distorted intro are more accurate than mine. But as for the quiet intro and a few chords missing, well thats wrong. Also wheres the guitar solo in your tab? You can’t claim your tab is 100% correct, i havent claimed that with any of mine, because a tabbed song is just an individuals “Interpretation” not law.

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:21:07 2003
Name: matt
City/State/Country:  
Comment: dave, you’re just a prick, i do you a favor and send you the tab, it wasnt a big deal but i didnt have to, you’re and unappreciative prick, so go fuck yourself. I’m sure you gonna try to come up with an intelligent comment, and isult me by saying i have low intelligence because i can’t express myself without cursing. I can, ijust choose not too, so anyway dude go fuck yourself i hope you die a slow painful death you prick, since only a prick asks a favor then complains its not up to his standards….so hope you crash into a telephone pole on your way to work monday and die….o and “a guy” same goes for you, have the balls to put your name and email….fuck you both to hell…..

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:12:35 2003
Name: same guy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: besides how can u know its perfect

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:11:05 2003
Name: a guy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: swervedriver are even famous enough to have a tab book so i doubt that ur tabs good enough “Matt from the USA”

Date: Sun Apr 13 14:03:55 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Crikey, Looks like I hit a nerve. Matt I didn’t mean to make you cry. I’m sorry.

Date: Sun Apr 13 12:24:20 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: and dude you can get through the whole song with is sounding RIGHT when you play mine so i dont see what the problem is…..

Date: Sun Apr 13 12:23:08 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: dude compared to the tab that is on this site mine could have came from a tab book….

Date: Sun Apr 13 11:03:50 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Matt, No offense but your sandblasted tab is far from “100%” perfect.

Date: Sat Apr 12 17:54:29 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well what do the lyrics go like? perhaps that will help me figure out the name of the song.

Date: Sat Apr 12 12:58:56 2003
Name: Matt (mpavlic@yahoo.com)
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: dave, i have sandblasted, the other jesus (acoustic) and one other live song adam did from his solo shows that i dont know the name of cuz i can never understande what he says inbetween songs, i can figure any of them out really, if there are any particular ones you want let me know, im gonna email them to ya now anyway…let me know what you think when you get them…..

Date: Sat Apr 12 08:42:07 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Matt! Thanks for commenting on my tab, I am glad that someone out there is actually making improvements. I was wondering can you please send me your guitar tab? Do you have any other swervedriver guitar tabs? If so, please send them to mezcal_head@hotmail.com and also if you want I will host it on my swd tab site. http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs –Dave

Date: Fri Apr 11 19:14:42 2003
Name: Matt (mpavlic@yahoo.com)
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: for anyone interested i have the “correct” tab for sandblasted that i figured out myself. The tab on this site is about 60% right the tab on this site has the verses tabbed out wrong though, the one i tabbed out is copletely right. And i tabbed out a solo song that adam played on 3/17/03 in texas too i dont know the name its song #3 in his set from that date anyone interested ill send em to ya!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 11 19:05:17 2003
Name: Tuck
City/State/Country: Muncie, IN
Comment: Question…where can I find Jez’s new book “Rider”.???…im intrigued beyond an alliance of giants.

Date: Fri Apr 11 09:02:45 2003
Name: hmmmm
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Willing to Wait is the Sebadoh song A was doing.

Date: Fri Apr 11 02:28:20 2003
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: Arizona
Comment: Hey, does anyone remember which Sebadoh song, Adam covered during those acoustic shows? BTW, there is an interview with ADam in the latest issue of The Big Takeover magazine, in case no one has mentioned it yet. Shawnte

Date: Thu Apr 10 15:47:48 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Where Can i purchase the new adam CD when its released? Will amazon.co.uk have it?

Date: Thu Apr 10 15:04:52 2003
Name: hmm
City/State/Country:  
Comment: >>BTW, all of you who have seen Adam play recently, how did the new TH material sound?<< well, the material is strong–especially country grass. i am only hoping that these tunes get “proper” production, unlike the 4 tracks ep. IMHO I heard waaayyy better versions of all the 4 track material live on live recordings. I also think that time is way over due for a FULL LENGTH album. as welcome as the eps are, they are a tease. I mean TOSHACK was a GREAT album. even if adam released a live album of his acoustic shows that would be great. the 7/2/01 show is still the most amazing adam i’ve ever heard.

Date: Thu Apr 10 15:03:54 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHhh!!!!!!! Good news, Sundog!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Thu Apr 10 02:58:35 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: AAArrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh…had to get that out of my system. May 20th for the new TH/SS split. Man, this is almost as bad as waiting for new SWD material, only it’s for real 😉 . I can’t wait to hear it. Hopefully Adam and Gang will get the “itch” again in the upcoming year and laydown some new SWD tracks 🙂 At the very least, Jez should get his book published “Somewhere” for us to read, even if only on the net 😀 BTW, all of you who have seen Adam play recently, how did the new TH material sound? Dream well Swervies…

Date: Wed Apr 9 11:52:45 2003
Name: Matt (mpavlic@yahoo.com)
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: just out of curiosity, does anyone on here know the numbers that all of the swervedriver records sold? Like how many copies each one actually sold. I’m a just curious, if anyone knows, or knows where i could find out. Thanks.

Date: Wed Apr 9 10:59:40 2003
Name: better late than never
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Adam Franklin 2/6/03 Spaceland; Los Angeles, CA. Solo Electric Set: 1. Introduction 2. Behind The Scenes And The Sounds 3. Last Train To Satansville 4. Solomon Song (?) 5. ? (Arthur Lee) 6. The Devil May Care 7. The Other Jesus 8. Leaving Here Tonight (?) 9. Stella Caprice 10. The Hitcher 11. ? 12. (She’s Got) Celestial Navigation 13. Everyday Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Saving My Life 14. Why Say Yeah 15. Roll Away The Stone Encore with “All Systems Go!”: 16. Rave Down 17. Wrong Treats 18. How Does It Feel To Look Like Candy? Encore: 19. Never Lose That Feeling

Date: Tue Apr 8 21:15:31 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I plan on seeing them when they come out West! Can’t wait.

Date: Tue Apr 8 17:51:27 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Saw Godspeed You Black Emperor! twice over the weekend. Awesome show, awesome band. And I was turned on to them by someone’s post on this message board about 2 years ago. 🙂

Date: Tue Apr 8 11:43:22 2003
Name: hmmmm
City/State/Country:  
Comment: seeing as we can’t say “check out the new Swervedriver or Solo Adam cd” or anything…

Date: Tue Apr 8 11:33:54 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: If you don’t want to check out the “crummy” bands, don’t. I have found some good music on this site, and I appreciate when people post recommendations.

Date: Tue Apr 8 09:11:39 2003
Name: hmmm
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i remember about 10 years ago when a friend of mine slipped me a tape of “Raise” and said “you should really check this out.” and me like an idiot let it sit there in the case for a year before I did. sometimes it pays to listen. and btw, jansch was also an influence on Nick Drake as well.

Date: Mon Apr 7 20:10:52 2003
Name: Theggbert
City/State/Country: Gweeden
Comment: I hagree waith Frankjik.

Date: Mon Apr 7 18:19:04 2003
Name: Ruud N’Baad Mannerd
City/State/Country: Ajax – Kills Germs Dead
Comment: Well maybe you should “Franjik” because Bert Jansch was a mighty fine guitar player..ja

Date: Mon Apr 7 12:09:46 2003
Name: Franjik
City/State/Country: Holland
Comment: No, im sick of everyone posting these “check out this band” comments, im never gunna cjeck out yur krummy band eeeever cos dey such ya.

Date: Sat Apr 5 18:56:35 2003
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal, quebec
Comment: Hey , Just a little friendly advice to all you Swervies out there—If you dig acoustic material, and want to check out some incredible classic stuff, head out to your local (hopefully decent) record store and ask for a cd by Bert JAnsch, preferably his first s/t or second (it don’t bother me). You will not be dissapointed in the least. Big influence on Jimmy PAge, Neil HAlstead and Neil Young. Trust me on this one!!! Peace

Date: Sat Apr 5 16:31:44 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Man, I love Ride! Dreams Burn Down is rad, and don’t forget Cool Your Boots! That’s another gem!!

Date: Fri Apr 4 17:20:47 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Joe T, Thats a great song, Decay. I like the whirring feedback that is constantly in the background for the verses in Dreams Burn Down, and then it kicks in for a full on white noise blast in later sections.

Date: Fri Apr 4 13:47:58 2003
Name: Kevin
City/State/Country: San Francisco
Comment: i was at the Mark show last night too! I mean it was decent but I couldnt help hearing the whole songs with all the aprts in my head as he played…. alone on acoustic was a little underwhelming… I had to imagine loz hitting the machine gun drum fills adn the white noise…. Anyway… are there any swervedriver songs available to downlaod anywhere??? I am at work and feel utterly compelled to hear “Duress” and some stuff from “raise”…. and the long version of “never lose that feeling”… please!! help a brother out!! oscillater@hotmail.com -kevin

Date: Fri Apr 4 11:58:19 2003
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: Chester, NY, USA
Comment: Steve: Who was Mark playing with? I always liked Ride – “Now…….(whizzzhhhh)..this feeling’s so alive….” good stuff!! Hairyhaw: You’re in Scotland, maybe you can call upon Robin Guthrie. He could rise up, like a big, growly, elder-statesman bear of “far-out” music, and swat away all the cheese from the music scene. ROAR!! Otherwise, we could do it ourselves!! Props to everyone!! -JoeT.

Date: Fri Apr 4 08:47:00 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: JoeT- The very thought strikes fear at the core of my soul…….

Date: Fri Apr 4 06:48:51 2003
Name: Alex
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Stumbled upon the band after buying Road Rash on the Playstation a few years back. Good band and would be nice to see them get some new stuff out in the near future. Totally different style but another band on that game called ‘Paw’ were(Are?) pretty good and i’d reccommend getting their ‘Death To Traitors’ Album. The title makes it sound like some sort of thrash album but its far from it.

Date: Fri Apr 4 04:01:02 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: I just got back from seeing Mark of Ride!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!

Date: Thu Apr 3 17:04:51 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I know! There’s no shortage of utter crap out there….But good stuff only comes along once in a while.

Date: Thu Apr 3 16:09:47 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: Chester, NY, USA
Comment: I don’t know Zach, but the sad, sad, WRONG thing is that there will probably be more Avril Lavigne material (!!!)

Date: Thu Apr 3 12:38:24 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I wonder if there’s any hope for any new SWD material?

Date: Thu Apr 3 09:13:24 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Indeed it is, Dave. Bit trebly for my taste actually so the toggle switch rarely find itself in that position. Usually either in the middle (plunky), or set forward (Deeep and melllow!). I hardly ever use the rythmn circuit except with the volume off and switching between the two circuits for a stuttery les paul type effect!

Date: Wed Apr 2 19:59:12 2003
Name: Michael
City/State/Country: Haddonfield,NJ,USA
Comment: Justed wanted to say Hi, and I think Swervedriver makes timeless music. Just hoping they come out with new stuff… If I had enough $$ I’d release it.

Date: Wed Apr 2 19:28:44 2003
Name: blinds to the blinds
City/State/Country: richmond
Comment: looking for trades. just got a swervedriver video from march 4,1998 , baltimore md. elbowperson@aol.com

Date: Wed Apr 2 03:44:46 2003
Name: COREY
City/State/Country: Perth W.A. Australia
Comment: SWERVEDRIVER ROCKS MY WORLD ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL.STOKED TO SEE OTHER SWERVIES OUT THERE…MY JUGGERNAUT RIDES THE SANDS

Date: Tue Apr 1 15:36:53 2003
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Date: Mon Mar 31 12:08:14 2003
Name: jonah
City/State/Country: wales
Comment: what shall we do with the drunken sailor earl-eye in the morning?

Date: Mon Mar 31 02:25:52 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun Mar 30 22:48:08 2003
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Date: Sun Mar 30 18:24:03 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Hairy, I was wondering, is the bridge pickup in your jazzmaster incredibly trebly/twangy?

Date: Sat Mar 29 16:02:34 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hariy – Thanks, that website is very cool. I was wrong about the tiny switches also, I musta been dreaming when I wrote that post…

Date: Sat Mar 29 08:10:02 2003
Name: John Hamhock
City/State/Country: The Underground
Comment: Check out a band known as I D A H O. Been around a decade, good stuff, similar to Red House painters.

Date: Fri Mar 28 11:36:32 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Uhhh, well, I too have a Japanese ’62 re-issue sunburst Jazzmaster which I got in ’94 I think and is in dire need of a refret! Picked it up for around 600 quid as well so obviously the MIJ’s price has been fairly constant over the years. As for Jazzy’s without switches, I have never come accross any without them. Are you maybe getting them mixed with Squier Jagmasters? If not, then you’ve seen a rarity my friend! All your other questions can be answered I think on this site which also has lots of tasty photos: http://www.jagandjazz.com/jagandjazz/jmaster.html Hope this helps.

Date: Thu Mar 27 21:59:46 2003
Name: Derl
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: By any long shot does anyone know of any ftp site set up for Swervedriver music trading?…perhaps?…maybe?…possibly?…I just found one for Frank Black stuff..and it’s great…

Date: Thu Mar 27 04:57:09 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Mar 25 15:58:48 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Jerry, There are some good on-line links on this page check them out. Also, looking in the news sections of this site for Swervestock. You can get some rare stuff there.

Date: Mon Mar 24 20:00:47 2003
Name: jerry
City/State/Country: california
Comment: i just recently was turned on to mezcal head and was blown away i cant take it out of my cd player its been immpossible to find any matierial any where

Date: Sun Mar 23 14:53:44 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – Thanks for the info. As for me wanting a new geetar, well its on a wish list with about 20 other things! 😉

Date: Sun Mar 23 14:47:32 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: I didn’t ever think this time would come where I would be talking about “MY” Jazzmaster. (ahh bliss) well the model I have is a Made In Japan 1962 Re-Issue in Vintage White with a Red Tortoiseshell Pickguard. (what a mouth full) I got my Japan Re-issue for £600 as a UK import. A USA made ’62 reissue is about £1300ish I think. I am unsure about the difference between them, I am sure the USA ones are of higher quality, wood and electronics etc. Some people say that Japanese Jazzers have Stratocaster pickups in them and not real p90’s. However I dont think my Jazzer sounds anything like my strat. I also think Japanese ones are wired differently. I think I might get my guitar wired to USA and put some Seymour duncan vintage p90’s in it. I am not sure. I haven’t ever seen a Jazzmaster without the switches at the top on it. Now as for the Jaguar and the Jazzmaster they are both similar except the pickups are different, the Jazzmaster has P90’s in it, I dont know what the Jaguar has in it. The jaguar doesnt have a 3 way pickup selector switch, it has three seperate on/off switches that allow more configurations to be set. I am sure Hairy will know more about this than me. (while we are on this topic I just thought I would add that my Jazzmaster is being nicely “broken in” and its starting to get that oh so wonderful used feel to it. Excellente’) Why mike? are you after a new geetar?

Date: Sun Mar 23 12:18:10 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: One more question guys: What is the difference between the Jaguar and the Jazzmaster? The pickups??

Date: Sun Mar 23 12:08:55 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave and Hariy – What type of Jazzmasters do you guys own? Reissues, originals? What is the difference(besides price) in the USA and Japan reissues? Also when did Fender start the little switches on the guitars, I have seen some early 60’s Jazzmasters without the switches, just volume and tone knobs.

Date: Sun Mar 23 03:34:50 2003
Name: marc
City/State/Country: austin, tx
Comment: hey steve…got your email…I was reading the posts below and it looks like someone is jealous of the fact that you live in San Francisco…or they just are a little biotch in general. I’ll be sending you all the adam stuff from sxsw. (Personal to the jealous person below: Obviously you are a dude that hasn’t been laid in a while…only a person with pent up sexual issues would get so pissy about a bloody fucking message board. …now who needs to get a life?! XOXOXO

Date: Sat Mar 22 15:07:11 2003
Name: James
City/State/Country: Scotland, Glasgow
Comment: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/t/toshack-highway/toshack-highway.shtml review – love the swervedriver comment. Enjoy!

Date: Fri Mar 21 21:42:42 2003
Name: BUTTHEAD
City/State/Country: MTV
Comment: DUDE THAT SUCKS! WHAT A FARTKNOCKER!

Date: Fri Mar 21 18:59:22 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Guys I have some bad news. I have ran out of funding for the webspace where the mp3s are stored. Therefore the end of SWDLIVE has come. I am afraid to say this, However you can still get the live mp3’s from me if you have a fast internet connection and msn messenger. mezcal_head@hotmail.com – add me to your contacts list. Sorry folks….

Date: Fri Mar 21 16:53:55 2003
Name: Justin
City/State/Country: Los Angeles
Comment: Dave are you going to Upload the NEw LIve Swervedriver show on your site?

Date: Fri Mar 21 10:32:26 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Don’t apologize for anything, Fester. What are we going to do, censor this board? I say post anything you feel like. Don’t let some anonymous chump make you feel timid about posting things.

Date: Fri Mar 21 00:45:13 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: A lot of things other than music has been discussed on this page, including politics, but your completely right, and I do apologize. Somebody mentioned Red House Painters earlier. I managed to grab some of their disks from a friend and they are excellent. Just proving I’m now back on track. 🙂 Cheers.

Date: Thu Mar 20 18:30:34 2003
Name: geet alife
City/State/Country: oop yer anus
Comment: blah blah blah san francisco blah blah blah war blah blah blah yall are boring blah blah blah

Date: Thu Mar 20 15:27:02 2003
Name: steve
City/State/Country: S.F.
Comment: marc, did you get my e-mail????

Date: Thu Mar 20 15:25:23 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: I moved from Austin I swear Adam is avoiding me. I begged and begged for him to play there and 6 months after I move he plays, just my luck. Then two more shows in Dallas I could have made.

Date: Thu Mar 20 14:09:33 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I noticed the same thing, Steve. 😉 Where did you move from? Yeah, it’s too bad that it’s pricey, but it seems like any place worth living is these days.

Date: Thu Mar 20 13:29:44 2003
Name: steve
City/State/Country: san fran
Comment: S.F. is tons o’fun. lots to do. lots of pretty ladies to look at. i have onyl been here since sept. but i have no complaint other than it is pricey.

Date: Thu Mar 20 13:14:45 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Steve, I was in your town last weekend. I love SF. What a great city. I may move out there when I’m finally done with L.A. How do you like it?

Date: Thu Mar 20 12:16:12 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran, CA
Comment: Keep politics off of this page. I am sure there a plenty of furoms you can go voice you opinion on. I dont want to hear it. I come here because of the good music insight and to chat with other swervies from all over the world. Love your ways……. Steve

Date: Thu Mar 20 11:08:50 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to pick up the new split! Thanks, Sean.

Date: Thu Mar 20 10:56:58 2003
Name: Sean
City/State/Country: Hamilton ON Canada
Comment: Toshack Highway will release a new album on May 20th in Canada and the US on Sonic Unyon Records. It is a split release with the Canadian band Sianspheric, who opened a number of shows for SWD on their final Canadian tour. The album is called Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age and is credited to Toshack Highway versus Sianspheric. Each band has their own CD in the double digipack package which contains 5 songs. Adam Franklin has recorded four new songs for his disc and a reworking of the Swervedriver song ‘The Sound & The Times’ off 99th Dream. Here is the tracklisting. Toshack Highway disc: 1. The Streets The Spin Off, 2. Cannery Row, 3. Country grass, 4. (She’s Got) Celestial Navigation 5. The Sounds & The Times / Sianspheric disc: 1. Song For 2. Beneath The Ocean Floor 3. No Space 4. This All Happened 5. Aspirin Age. If you would like more information on it, email me at sean@sonicunyon.com and I will do my best to answer you questions promptly.

Date: Thu Mar 20 10:26:51 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: We live in an age where black and white solutions are a rarity. It is the hipocracy of ALL the governments involved in this situation that is at a premium. The states are now having to deal with a threat (Saddam) that they helped create in the ’80’s (their support of Iraq vs. Iran). Where was France’s sense of world peace during their nuclear weapons testing in the mid-90’s? – for which the Americans and several other countries were opposed to and likely one of the main reasons why the French oppose the Americans now – Tit for Tat, which is even more hilairious when the French participated in the first Gulf War… The reality is this: those are French built nuclear reactors in Iraq, and the question is…how would you feel the day that Saddam (or his sons, regime) acquire nuclear weapons? The whole thing is a bloody mess. It’s a war of lesser evils which is a tough war to support, but nevertheless, the world can’t truely be safe until this is resolved.

Date: Thu Mar 20 07:04:11 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – Are you putting up the lastest SWD show on your site, Afterglow?

Date: Thu Mar 20 05:14:25 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: War is downright wrong, I mean cant we all just get along? I agree with not going to war, Especially if its killing innocent people for oil/money. I’m not saying Saddam is a nice person but its just the innocent people who are going to die for no just cause. It makes me sad…I’m with u bertrand

Date: Thu Mar 20 04:55:47 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: Is it possible ¾ of the american people agree to the war? If so, did GWB propaganda get right into the mind of disorientated people? The medias aren’t objective anymore and did you know an extremely large majority of the world is against the war, but is there any US media that talks about the anti-war demonstrations that took place all around the world? What the fuck is this going on? Why you americans don’t you have this critical mind? How can an anti-France feeling grow only because they don’t support such an illegitimate war? Peace is it really a vice? Too much stupidity for me. I’m disgusted. Who will reconstruct Irak after? Europe…as it always happens. Who will take control of the oil? USA… Bill Clinton probably tears his hears out.

Date: Tue Mar 18 15:05:57 2003
Name: Clint
City/State/Country: Dallas, TX
Comment: Marc, I recorded Adam in Dallas last night and Mark was there also. I had a 3 minute conversation with him, nice guy. If you would like to trade for your video, shoot me an email. cpr12378@hotmail.com

Date: Tue Mar 18 07:10:37 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Ian- why don’t we just try and force Tuts to book him for a gig?! anyone know how much to keep Adam fed and watered?

Date: Mon Mar 17 22:03:03 2003
Name: marc
City/State/Country: austin, tx
Comment: Rob: no problem…I’ll e-mail you as soon as transfer is done. Steve: my email is: marcfort@msn.com. I didn’t get your recent email. Talk with you soon!

Date: Mon Mar 17 19:56:23 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey all – I know this has been posted before, but somebody has a SWD Radio Station on Live 365. Check it out, it’s free to register. It’s fantastic! http://www.live365.com/stations/85961

Date: Mon Mar 17 18:22:38 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: marc. if you could add me to your list that would be much appreciated….i also have some oddities/rarities you may be interested in for trade. (lwrcaser@hotmail.com), thanks, r

Date: Mon Mar 17 12:54:45 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: Hey does anyone have a set list for any of the recent shows?

Date: Mon Mar 17 11:17:10 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Marc. I sent you an e-mail. I hope I got the right address. msn.com right??? I got a new PC since I last emailed you and I lost the address book.

Date: Mon Mar 17 11:10:03 2003
Name: marc
City/State/Country: austin, tx
Comment: Hey Matthew, I’ll shoot you an e-mail as soon as I dupe the tape to VHS. Steve: man, wish you could’ve been there. Although sounds like someone is trying to book Adam in San Fran very soon! The rest of SxSW was great; this was the best year I’ve been to in 13 years…seriously. Mark Gardner played a brilliant set of new and old stuff one evening. He actually played 3 times over the whole festival. But his night show was the one I saw and videotaped. He played all the classics: Drive Blind, My Dreams Burn Down, Vapour Trail (dedicating it to it’s writer, Andy Bell), Leave Them All Behind, Twisterella & many more. The Pollyphonic Spree played several great shows at the conference too. They are touring soon and most certainly will not be a band forever, so I highly recommend checking them out. Schatzi had two good showcases. The other highlights I got to see were: Grandaddy (they were actually a little rusty), Eisley (up & coming TX. band managed by Coldplay’s mgr), Pilot to Gunner and Recover. I was really impressed by Sondre Lerche (sp?)…his SxSW show was the last show of his 1st U.S. tour and he was in great form. Part Nick Drake, part Jeff Buckley. Death Cab for Cutie was great too…and that was just some of the bands I had time to see. Shows I missed because of various conflicts included: Spoon, …trail of Dead, Yo La Tengo, John Doe, Centaur, Cat Power, Idlewild, Mary Lou Lord & a zillion others. It truly was a great year at SxSW. Adam and Mark Gardner’s set’s just made the whole conference unreal…seeing those two space-rock legends laughing together after Adam’s gig was a special moment too. Steve, make sure and shoot me an e-mail with your current mailing addr. and I’ll send you a video. My e-mail is the same. Werd.

Date: Mon Mar 17 10:41:40 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Sounds like I moved away to soon. Glad to hear the turn out was good. Wish I could have been there. How was the rest of SXSW????? Later steve

Date: Mon Mar 17 10:19:51 2003
Name: Matthew
City/State/Country: new jersey
Comment: hey marc i would definitely br interested in a teade i have tons of stuff. email me at mpavlic@yahoo.com and maybe we can work out a trade, thanks

Date: Mon Mar 17 02:35:24 2003
Name: marc
City/State/Country: austin, texas
Comment: O.K. So yes, I’m one of the lucky motherfuckers that got to see Adam rock on Friday night. Mark Gardner was in the audience too (and he was cool as fuck…just hanging out drinking beers…talking shit with the texans). But yes, Adam, was of course, amazing; I videotaped the entire set (for those of you up for a trade). Lift to Experience was great…I imagine them being even better in dallas tomorrow night considering they’ll have 2 shows under their belts. Anyway yes, Adam did a cover by Arthur Lee’s old band, Love, that was spot-on genius. Adam’s guitar tone was over the top, Fender jag thru a vox combo with a just a few pedals…it was loud, but it sounded like butter…the room was filled with about 300 people that were all beaming from watching their guitar/songwriting/singing hero. Girls and boys, old and young. Everyone in the room knew that getting to see Adam play was a godsend; he hadn’t played in Austin since 1998. Rave Down, Son of Mustang Ford, The Hitcher, Sci-flyer, Last Train to Satansville: it was truly beautiful…and Adam was smiling.

Date: Sun Mar 16 06:58:17 2003
Name: Steven
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Hi, Still patiently waiting. It’s good to see so many people here to. Check out Motorpsycho from Norway in the meantime.

Date: Sat Mar 15 20:36:56 2003
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Date: Sat Mar 15 12:50:55 2003
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Date: Fri Mar 14 12:43:41 2003
Name: Lift to Experience
City/State/Country: Perve City
Comment: It is true that Andy from LTE can’t keep his hands off the ladies after he’s had a few? Someone keeps calling him the molester and I want to know why. Ladies, please come forward and tell the tale.

Date: Fri Mar 14 08:50:56 2003
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Date: Fri Mar 14 04:22:39 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Looks like Adam has a groupie waiting for him… (Swervedriver’s only groupie?) hehe

Date: Thu Mar 13 19:38:26 2003
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Date: Thu Mar 13 18:54:45 2003
Name: DTC
City/State/Country: TEXAS
Comment: Hey guys, I know you’ve seen this stuff already, but I thought I’d post it again, here is the itinerary for Lift to Experience and Adam. And for those of you who dont know, LTE is the complete shit. The best album of 2001. Ok, so there have been a few changes in the last few days concerning the shows that are happening with Adam from Swervedriver. I guess the first is to mention is that the sxsw show has changed venues to Club 505 instead of zero degrees. Second on the list would be that as you might well know, the silverleaf show in denton has been changed to Sunday the 16th. Doors open at 9:00 pm and the line up will be rf programme, Mandarin, Adam, then Adam with us. The next night at the gypsy tea room the line up will be The Mona Jane, Josh T. Pearson and Adam/us(Bear and I). We are planning on playing different stuff at both shows, so try to come to both if you can. It’s a great chance to see and meet Adam (he’s really nice, so say hi), and it’s also something that might not happen again…at least for a long time anyway. Hope to see everyone out at the shows, take care

Date: Thu Mar 13 18:47:25 2003
Name: Peter Panopoulos
City/State/Country: Guelph Ontario Canada
Comment: Whats up with the boys,we all need them back!!

Date: Thu Mar 13 18:34:39 2003
Name: Schmuck
City/State/Country:  
Comment: **Blatent self-promotion: Vote Schmuck!!

Date: Thu Mar 13 17:55:31 2003
Name: theprettything@hotmail.com
City/State/Country:  
Comment: yummy, yummy, yummy, i want adam to bone me.

Date: Thu Mar 13 17:53:49 2003
Name: Candy Sass….theprettything@hotmail.com
City/State/Country: dallas, texas
Comment: so, adam franklin is coming to dallas on monday. have any of you out there seen or touched his cock? it’s been a fantasy of mine to get a hold of him since the release of raise. anyone with tips for me to get-a-head? how does he like it? anyone out there scored with him? tell me about it. is he married?

Date: Thu Mar 13 17:12:26 2003
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Date: Thu Mar 13 09:50:33 2003
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Blummin flip!!! More US shows!! You lucky people! I’m gona start a come home Adam campaign. Im sure he’d get a good audience in Glasgow with the amount of Swerites I know here. (hint, hint)

Date: Thu Mar 13 03:15:34 2003
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Date: Wed Mar 12 10:51:43 2003
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: BLATANT SELF PROMOTION: To all in the NYC area, I just wanted to invite all of you to come down to the Motor City Bar(127 Ludlow St. between Rivington and Delancey, and not far from the Mercury Bar) on Friday, 3/21, as I’ll be the DJ for the evening from 10pm to 4am. Basically, I’ll be playing a plethora of stuff, Swervie included, and the more you drink, the more I take home to pay the rent! But really, it should be fun, and the place is not fancy at all, so come and have a pint and make sure you say hi! Cheers! Need further info, email me danielliott70@hotmail.com

Date: Tue Mar 11 23:39:07 2003
Name: Andrew P
City/State/Country: Sydney
Comment: Oh yeah – the email address is whitewatersky@yahoo.co.uk

Date: Tue Mar 11 23:38:11 2003
Name: Andrew P
City/State/Country: Sydney, Australia
Comment: Hey everyone. Anyone from Sydney on here ? Get in touch if you wanna trade some music stuff (Swervedriver and others). I’m also looking for a drummer or bass player to play with a friend and I. We’re both 32y.o. so similar age would be good. Actually a singer would relieve some pressure too… I’m busting to download that live show…..later Andrew

Date: Tue Mar 11 18:20:34 2003
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Date: Tue Mar 11 12:59:45 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Madina – sent you an e-mail, sorry for the delay. Let me know what I can do to help…

Date: Tue Mar 11 12:48:17 2003
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Date: Tue Mar 11 06:16:16 2003
Name: marc o’ schatzi
City/State/Country: austin, tx. usa
Comment: Hey Steve…there is a God…Adam is playing Austin in a few days at SxSW…wish you were here so we could clink our beer bottles in a cheers together…I’ll try to videotape it if I can…e-mail me your new address in S.F. and I’ll get you a copy of the Austin show… P.S. Mark Gardner (of Ride) is playing TWO shows in Austin for SxSW. There really is a God, gawd damn it!!!!

Date: Tue Mar 11 00:37:36 2003
Name: A (again)
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ummm… actually it’s Club 505 – and the time is still midnight.

Date: Tue Mar 11 00:33:14 2003
Name: A
City/State/Country: Austin TX
Comment: Just heard that Adam’s south by southwest show has been moved from Ocean’s 11 to Club 55…. I think the show will be the same time, though.

Date: Mon Mar 10 00:15:04 2003
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: Brooklyn
Comment: To Mike in Boston…Boston is on the agenda for sure. What’s best, Lizard Lounge? (It’ll be a solo gig). I’ve emailed Billy at the Lizard. Just waiting for a reply. Bug him if you want. 🙂

Date: Sun Mar 9 17:22:41 2003
Name:  
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Date: Sun Mar 9 10:02:25 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: finally, don’t know if anyone has checked out siansperic or anything but of what i heard i really like. lots of melodic guitar stuff. May should be a great show.

Date: Sun Mar 9 09:33:44 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Press the button a few times, so they get the message…

Date: Sun Mar 9 00:09:17 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Well Reg, from your account of the swerves’ various whereabouts, I can’t help but think of one of those 70’s style spy flicks where the Head Director of swerve central learns that the world is in trouble and presses a big red button that sends a message to a secret satellite which in turn beams an urgent message to four different red phones where by the screen suddenly splits into four different sections as each of the swerves answers each of them with grave looks on their faces knowing that the phone would only ring if the world really, really needed them and at the same time realizing that their lives as mild mannered rock muscians was now over due to a higher, more noble cause. Yeah. Ok, so somebody press the big red button already!…;)

Date: Sat Mar 8 23:34:51 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Madina – How bout getting Adam back in Boston or Rhode Island? 🙂

Date: Sat Mar 8 16:52:04 2003
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: Brooklyn
Comment: Steve in SF and Dan in Chicago – send me an email to madina21@aol.com (re: booking Adam). I may ask for your help since you are there!! 🙂 thanks!

Date: Sat Mar 8 12:22:02 2003
Name: i
City/State/Country: love
Comment: swd

Date: Fri Mar 7 23:40:08 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: I hope everyone’s doing well. If you aren’t, maybe this will cheer you up a little. www.toshackhighway.com has what appears to be the artwork for the Toshack Highway vs Sianspheric CD at their site stating “more news coming soon” :)~ Dream well Swervies….

Date: Fri Mar 7 17:40:14 2003
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: Toledo
Comment: I know I’m a little late with this post, but honestly, I haven’t checked this board in probably 2 months or more. But anyway, to Dan in Michigan, Deep Seat is definitely in my top 3 Swervedriver fav’s. I think it really defines the whole swerve feel for me. Also in my top 3 are Duress and Last Day On Earth. In fact today I was just thinking about a Swervedriver song I would like to do acoustic, and Last Day popped in my head first. I’ll let you know if I have any luck, I’ve never tried it before. Hey Everyone, Check out my band’s new website we are called Ruins of the Evil Folk Empire. http://hometown.aol.com/ruinsoftheefe. Later -B

Date: Fri Mar 7 09:12:43 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: …and in Chicago, please!

Date: Thu Mar 6 19:11:44 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Francisco, CA
Comment: Madina, Hey, Book a show in S.F..

Date: Thu Mar 6 12:57:56 2003
Name: Madina (Adam’s booking agent)
City/State/Country: Brooklyn
Comment: I like Reg’s answer to Martin’s question! Good one! FYI – I hope to announce a May NYC date for Adam and Sianspheric soon! Stay tuned here.

Date: Thu Mar 6 08:38:08 2003
Name: reg
City/State/Country:  
Comment: only 93 million miles on the clock……

Date: Wed Mar 5 19:28:07 2003
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Date: Wed Mar 5 17:48:43 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: I would buy a car from Adam…

Date: Wed Mar 5 16:08:22 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: yeah, and i suspect jez has a mutual interest in wodka?

Date: Wed Mar 5 14:15:56 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: hahahahaha! thats gold

Date: Wed Mar 5 07:36:52 2003
Name: Reg
City/State/Country: Regville
Comment: Martin- in answer to your question, the band are still together but pursuing the own projects at the moment. Adam is currently a car salesman in Detroit- I hear Mustangs are his speciality. Jimmy has recently been awarded the Gold cup in the Tetley round-the-world race in his boat, the ‘Saucy Sue’. Steve is playing bass in Girls Aloud’s backing band. Jez still likes to wear womens clothes. Hope this helps.

Date: Wed Mar 5 00:40:31 2003
Name: i
City/State/Country: (heart)
Comment: swd

Date: Tue Mar 4 16:33:30 2003
Name: Martin
City/State/Country: N. Ireland
Comment: Does anyone know what swervedriver are up to? Are they still together or what. (99th ) dream was so far away.

Date: Tue Mar 4 06:28:38 2003
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Well, I’ll take your word for it chieftain. Saw ’em in Tuts a year ago and was distintly unfazed. Musta been the buckie…

Date: Tue Mar 4 05:37:50 2003
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Anyone heard Interpols new album? Its good stuff. Loads of shoegazing influences. Its all coming back I tell ya…..

Date: Tue Mar 4 02:40:41 2003
Name: danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Not that I really need to extol the virtues of Swervedriver on this board, but I have really been digging 99th Dream lately. It has been on constant rotation in my car for a week. Very good stuff. Other than that, the Red House Painters, who are defunct also, are really blowing me away, when I’m here at the computer until crazy hours of the morning. Their version of McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs” totally kills, as well their cover of the Cars “All Mixed Up”. It is almost hard to tell they are the same songs! Seek and ye shall find!! Cheers, Dan

Date: Tue Mar 4 00:35:12 2003
Name: John
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: I like MV also, but the cd that really has me right now is Nada Surf’s Let Go. They’ve really grown as a band, and I suppose unsurprisingly, mostly since they went with an indie label… Anyone planning on taping Adam at SXSW? That would be a really cool addition to the download page…

Date: Mon Mar 3 16:23:01 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country:  
Comment: my vitriol rule

Date: Sun Mar 2 22:47:50 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – Thanks for the info. I knew the story on MM Abduction, if my brain was up to par I would have remembered that. I’m glad I didnt buy/bid on it!

Date: Sun Mar 2 17:32:31 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Yeah, its called Mickey Mouse, its actually MM Abduction. It was renamed to mickey but then renamed to MM Abduction because disney had a problem with the name or something like that. So it was like MM (mickey mouse) was Abducted from swervie!

Date: Sun Mar 2 14:22:49 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey gang – Just saw on eBay a compilation CD Album called EMMISION 001. It has a Swervedriver tune called “Mickey Moose”. I thought I knew all of their stuff, but I no nothing of this song. Anyone got the scoop on this one?

Date: Sat Mar 1 19:21:26 2003
Name: Alex
City/State/Country: La La Land
Comment: Feck you. You know who you are big bad Fester. I wouldn’t touch a big white fluffy kitty, It’s a fluffy Husky o.k. It’s not hard to figure out the real reasons. I talked to the walking wounded little boy of yours today. He’s upset, disillusioned from the disillusioning, if that makes sense. Anyhow, take care. Talk to you soon.


Date: Fri Feb 28 21:52:08 2003
Name: chris
City/State/Country: florida
Comment: pardon my late appearance, but i’ve had the blues lately missing swervedriver. after watching the grammys (which we know has always been shit, anyway) and listening to recent bands, i can’t help but hope that the band will come back and take us all away to new realms. one can only hope, i guess.

Date: Fri Feb 28 01:53:44 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: michigan
Comment: i know it’s about a month late. i just started checking out this list and was going back over some old posts. about the saddest swervedriver song, yeah, i agree with the many, it’s deep seat. i can remember my freshman year in college listening to that song millions of times with headphones, on my bed, actually staring at the ceiling. here’s the thing about that solo: when i saw swervedriver live, adam did not seem interested in singing. it almost seemed like it was a chore and he couldn’t wait to get back to his guitar. i think he’s a great singer, but you have to admit he’s even more articulate and expressive on a guitar. i imagine, when i listen to deep seat and duress that he takes expression as far as he can go with words and melodies and then steps back and says it for real with guitar, expressing the emotions in a more accurate language. and with deep seat and duress, that effect is heightened by the use of the wah pedal, which resembles the human voice, only in this case it’s more like a human wail than speach. the solo on deep seat…i remember coming back to my room after a break up, turning that thing up as loud as it could go, and just putting my head down on my desk and everything in me being perfectly expressed in that music. also, the toshack song “i’ve lost the feeling” is sad for me because adam’s such a brilliant musician and he sounds so dissillusioned with music. as for the guy looking for the best swervedriver song for radio play, i’ve always thought last day on earth was the best single they ever did. the other jesus, and 99th dream come to mind as well. i’m still looking for people to trade for adam solo boots. dan

Date: Thu Feb 27 23:33:30 2003
Name:  
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Date: Thu Feb 27 14:00:17 2003
Name: Hover
City/State/Country: Los Angeles, Ca.
Comment: Since Swervedriver isn’t doing anything checkout Hover @ www.hoverband.com or come see them play this saturday March 1st at Rumors in North Hollywood off of Magnolia see ya there!

Date: Thu Feb 27 13:23:53 2003
Name: Splash 1
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Adam Franklin plays another show with Lift To Experience in their home town of Denton Texas on Sunday March 16th at the Silverleaf. Josh Pearson from Lift opens with a solo acoustic set. Doors at 9pm.

Date: Thu Feb 27 07:19:03 2003
Name: Benjamin Towill
City/State/Country: Westcountry
Comment: “…Been drivin’ for days…” Just popped in to my head and as I’m sat at a ‘puter I thought….

Date: Thu Feb 27 00:49:08 2003
Name: Film buff
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Duh..really Justin? And it’s Los Angeles, not lOs AngelEs… Do keep up!

Date: Wed Feb 26 23:00:11 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Freakish Alex. Gets her ring now its time to pet the white fluffy kitty and chew on bon-bons all day. Didn’t get a chance to call because they were too busy handing me yet another stack of shit to deal with. Sorry:) Talk at ya later. On another note, not that it really, really matters, but the Flaming Lips pulled a grammy out of the rabbit’s ass the other night. How ’bout that? Take note swerves. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, the time is ripe!:) Be well y’all!

Date: Wed Feb 26 19:47:47 2003
Name: Justin
City/State/Country: lOs AngelEs
Comment: name of the movie is : Play Misty for me , not Mytisci , and whats up with the Downloads on the lIve MP3 Swerve SIte ?theyre not working

Date: Wed Feb 26 08:57:29 2003
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: GAAAAH twice, nae thrice I say!!! Adam playing with Lift to Experience!! I saw them about a year ago and I’ve never heard 1 person get such an a sound from 1 Jag. You lucky buggers!!Again…GAAAH!

Date: Tue Feb 25 21:16:56 2003
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: Brooklyn NY
Comment: Adam Franklin (solo set AND electric set backed by Adam and Bear from Lift to Experience) 3/17/03 at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas TX. www.gypsytearoom.com ALSO – 3/14/03 Austin date at Oceans 11 during SXSW.

Date: Tue Feb 25 14:25:06 2003
Name: katrina
City/State/Country: mytisci
Comment: ah yes, play mytisci for me. i like that musik, i like dat movie, but then i am psycho? right? mwah, hah, aha, haa! wodka! wodka!

Date: Tue Feb 25 13:39:04 2003
Name: Literary Buff
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Was there not a Clint Eastwood film from like, 1970 where he is a DJ and this psycho woman wants to kill him because he won’t sleep with her?….Play Mytisci For Me?

Date: Tue Feb 25 11:53:47 2003
Name: katrina
City/State/Country: mytisci
Comment: why wait? i drink now. Wodka, wodka, wodka! hey adam maybe you play mytisci someday, we ruskies love your way! hey it rhyme…heh!

Date: Tue Feb 25 08:21:33 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: By the way the Johnny Marr and The Healers album is well good. It’s pretty shoey.

Date: Tue Feb 25 08:20:19 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I got over and zedhead to work but i can’t sort the other two. Maybe it’s the computer i’m using.

Date: Tue Feb 25 04:24:28 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Play them all….. Anything from all 4 albums and basically any song man. If I could have a request I would of asked for Zedhead

Date: Tue Feb 25 02:32:56 2003
Name: senor Nutt
City/State/Country: University of Northern Iowa, USA
Comment: Hey, I’ve never posted on this site but felt I should start. I’ve been a Swervie fan for a little while but it has taken quite a while to get my hands on anything by them. I bought Mezcal Head years ago but really didn’t listen to it until a few years ago…probably between OK Computer and Kid A by Radiohead. I think it is a real shame that Swervedriver didn’t get a lot of attention. I still love the “shoe-gazing” and “alternative” music eras. Much better than half the crap on the radio today. I do however like the new Coldplay album. What the hell happened when bands like Swervie can’t make it big time and wastes of space like Avril Lavigne get grammy nominations. What the hell is going on. Ok, I’m done ranting now. Before I go, I’ve got my own radio show on Campus…what swervie songs do you guys want me to play?

Date: Tue Feb 25 00:27:02 2003
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Dave, I you haven’t seen Mogwai before, your in for a treat. I’ve seen them here in the state twice, and both shows where quite good. Makes me wonder when they are hitting this side of the pond again. Also, if you like them, you might like Godspeed You Balck Emperor. They are playing here n April and I think I may have to scrape up the cash to take this in. Cheers all. Dan

Date: Mon Feb 24 16:14:03 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia (HEllo comrades!)
Comment: Katrina, i am in a rural area.. not much here boot kows. Vodka sounds goud. If your near moscow we drink soemtime ey?

Date: Mon Feb 24 08:52:00 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens / Hudds
Comment: Try right clicking and selecting “save as” that should work

Date: Mon Feb 24 06:15:16 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The downloads don’t seem to be working for me on the live site.

Date: Mon Feb 24 05:02:40 2003
Name: Flynn
City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest
Comment: Damn you Dave ive been living in the country for a good few centries now dont you know, Twas me who made robin hood the man he was i tell you that for nothing …… Anyways a question is Jez’s book out this week????

Date: Mon Feb 24 04:43:11 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: Thats my friend Flynn…. Please excuse his language as he is not from the UK…….

Date: Mon Feb 24 04:31:24 2003
Name: Flynn
City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest
Comment: Damn art ones arrows when ones need them ,put up 99th Dream on the board so mad at still no Jez’s book, cant wait to go see Mogwai gunna not really rock out. Ah well back to the tree carving Peace out Long Live King Richard

Date: Sun Feb 23 19:25:02 2003
Name: Michael
City/State/Country: Austin
Comment: Adam is playing SXSW here in Austin. Josh (bass) and Andy (drums) from Lift to Experience will be joining him. They are set to kick out the old-school jams. Rave Down & Son of Mustang Ford have been specifically mentioned. He may be playing a daytime gig as well.

Date: Sun Feb 23 17:37:27 2003
Name: Alex
City/State/Country: Snowed In!
Comment: Thanks for the concern James, I meant that it is my last weekend with the particular company that Fester and I work for. Some say Alex never gets what she wants, this time I will.(a little Lowest of the Low for you).

Date: Sun Feb 23 16:46:01 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Sorry but I have to say this because I’m thrilled to bits. I’m going to see Mogwai in May! Yeaaaaaaaah!

Date: Sun Feb 23 14:28:23 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: There was some talk a while back that adam would be playing with sianspheric when their shared EP gets released which is coming up soon. Is that still going to happen? Anyone know anything? Anybody from the band still read this board?

Date: Sat Feb 22 13:16:51 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – You is the Guru. Thanks bro.

Date: Sat Feb 22 12:32:50 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Another Update….. Planes over the Skyline is tabbed out. Get it from my guitar tabs site… http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs have fun Mike from Boston!

Date: Sat Feb 22 10:54:03 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ok the next gig is up. Its the 1990 peel session. Enjoy it.. http://www.geocities.com/swdlive

Date: Sat Feb 22 08:52:30 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: alex don’t do it!!! life isn’t so bad!!! don’t make this your last weekend!!! dan there was a live site www.geocities.com/swdlive with some adam stuff on it free for the taking, don’t know if it’s still there, but maybe the guy doing it still has something hanging around. ethically i think he was just trying to share the wonderful experience of live swd and adam playing acoustic. if the fan’s keep spreading around the sound maybe one day they will get their due recognition. sort of like alex chilton after so many years. hopefully sooner for these guys. it’s probably a good thing though having live sites of your favorite struggling unknown bands. there is free promotion in it for them.

Date: Sat Feb 22 01:31:30 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: usa, michigan
Comment: hi. i’ve been a serious swervedriver fan since ’94. just listened to 99th dream again today since we had a sudden burst of springish weather (swervedriver always reminds me of spring) and that record always amazes me and today it amazed me again. i never thought to look for swervedriver message boards and see who else is into them. i’d be interested in trading for some bootlegs of adam’s solo shows. i saw some guy selling a copy on ebay for over 30 bucks. i don’t know what the consensus is these days on that, but i always thought it was pretty unethical to profit off an unauthorized recording of an artist. anyway, if anybody wants to make a trade, please email me a judahjsn@yahoo.com. just saw ted leo tonight. don’t know if anybody’s in to him. fantastic energy. great show. d

Date: Fri Feb 21 12:27:29 2003
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Date: Fri Feb 21 12:15:59 2003
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: KS
Comment: The Sciflyer website announces a new full-lenghter on the shoegazer flagship label Clairecords for summer 2003. It will be titled “fair weather karma”. Given how good “Melt” was, I have great expectations for this one!

Date: Fri Feb 21 05:07:20 2003
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Date: Thu Feb 20 20:17:52 2003
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: UPDATE: For those of you who might still be interested in The Fire Theft show at the Bowery that I have mentioned twice now, and you want a ticket, if you hurry and go to the Mercury Lounge in person between 12-7pm in like the next 2 days, you might luck out and get a ticket. I did this this evening, and they had about 30 left, and no service charge, just $15. Good Luck, and see you there perhaps!

Date: Thu Feb 20 17:54:11 2003
Name: Alex
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Fester, I will see you next weekend, my last. Talk to you soon.

Date: Thu Feb 20 15:58:28 2003
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Date: Thu Feb 20 14:48:54 2003
Name: Literary Buff
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Vintage Classic’s 1992 edition of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic Crime And Punishment, one of the world’s greatest written works, was translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky in a manner that is “as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as is possible in English” and that gives “full justice to the genius of its creator”…perhaps they could do the same for Jez’s book?

Date: Thu Feb 20 13:18:12 2003
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Date: Thu Feb 20 11:41:36 2003
Name: katrina
City/State/Country: mytisci
Comment: vlad i leave in ruszka too. vat city are you in? i am literate. we meet for some wodka?

Date: Thu Feb 20 11:32:19 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!)
Comment: the books are not found in russian words. I have to try and struggle with the english versions.

Date: Thu Feb 20 11:08:12 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny > red bank
Comment: m/ny – abuse@hotmail.com, you can also get the person’s ip address if you know how to read the message header in the email, hotmail is supposed to do something about threatening emails. danno did you ever try craig’s list out? i hear you can sometimes get tickets for soldout shows there.

Date: Thu Feb 20 06:00:27 2003
Name: Flynn, friend of Vladmir
City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest
Comment: I am wondering Jez’s book im an avid literature fan and was wondering when it comes out what languages will it be in? Ye Olde English per chance? And what about Russian for my good frend Vladimir? St Helen I love you

Date: Thu Feb 20 05:57:02 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Swervedriver71, its not familiar to me but I doubt a swervedriver fan would be so obnoxious, its probably a skrewdriver fan whos poor little retarded racist mind got confused. If he is sending them to your hotmail account you can choose to block his address so he cannot send any e-mails to you. I suggest doing that. Im also sure you can take the same action with whatever type of e-mail account you use. By the way, what kind of things is he saying to you in his e-mails? Hope that helped.

Date: Thu Feb 20 00:29:10 2003
Name: m
City/State/Country: New York City
Comment: Anyone know a guy with the email address swervedriver71@hotmail.com? He’s been sending me extremely threatening and poorly composed emails almost constantly.

Date: Wed Feb 19 23:23:22 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Danno, if you make it to the show, please post a review. I’m interested to know how the Fire Theft compares to Sunny Day. thanks, Zach.

Date: Wed Feb 19 22:13:21 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: What is Fulham Cup Drama and do they have a chance at the FA cup?

Date: Wed Feb 19 17:34:03 2003
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: If anyone read my last message and was wanting to go see The Fire Theft at the Bowery, it has since sold out. Once again, I waited, and didn’t get a ticket. Anyone have any extra’s let me know. danielliott70@hotmail.com

Date: Tue Feb 18 19:29:22 2003
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Date: Tue Feb 18 11:17:33 2003
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: yermawsville
Comment: Hallo, everyone. Hope all is well 🙂 Dave- check your mail chieftain.

Date: Tue Feb 18 09:58:08 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Planes Over The Skyline would be a great song to tab…. hint,hint,hint 🙂

Date: Tue Feb 18 08:45:51 2003
Name: j.d.
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: speaking of tabs.. could someone please tab out the acoustic version of sci-flyer. i have the mp3 laying around if someone has a place to post it. it’s very cool.

Date: Tue Feb 18 06:45:43 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Right, I have submitted 2 new tabs to art and they are Scrawl and Scream and The Juggernaut Rides Again. I hope the guitarists here enjoy them. I have also figured out the chords to Harry and Maggie! Yipiee

Date: Tue Feb 18 06:33:56 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!)
Comment: Just north of moscow.

Date: Mon Feb 17 21:03:29 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hey Vladimir, where in Russia do you live?

Date: Mon Feb 17 08:17:45 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!)
Comment: Does anyone know when Jez’s book will be available to purchase in the arctic tundra of Russia?????? Vladimir Petrovski

Date: Sun Feb 16 05:59:41 2003
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Date: Sat Feb 15 22:35:19 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Wassup, all? I just found a little blurb on SWD at Magnet Magazine. http://www.magnetmagazine.com Go to pictures, then choose Swervedriver.

Date: Sat Feb 15 00:21:58 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas, australia
Comment: Hey Pat!!! Man, as Ian said, we likes!!!! Rock on and come up to sunny ol’ brisvegas some time… Ian happy birfdey for the other day too!!! Hope it was merry, very merry!!! Hope all swervies had a nice valentines day!! HAve been off the page for a while, so tis is a wee late in the coming,Johny love the ‘jumbled/no formatting, mess’ ya did, very nice!!! Printed it up and put it up in my kitchen. *many confused non-swervie-people* tee hee!!!!

Date: Thu Feb 13 22:16:00 2003
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Date: Thu Feb 13 21:01:11 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: hey danno, see you there definitely, thanks for the post. here is another anouncement i saw on another more active site about toshack highway….Sonic Unyon is proud to announce the signing of Southern Ontario dream pop quintet a northern chorus to the label. The band will release their second full length CD spirit flags via Sonic Unyon on Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 in Canada/USA and a day earlier in the UK. (Their debut album, 2001’s Before We All Go To Pieces, was released on Black Mountain Music) More details on the album will be released shortly, but here is the track listing for the upcoming spirit flags album: a northern chorus – spirit flags track listing 01. song & i 02. red carpet blues 03. fragile day 04. let the parrots speak for themselves 05. take your canvas everywhere 06. louder than love 07. mombassa 08. moment fit to remind 09. I dreamt the world had ended 10. eilan donan 11. flag in hand http://www.anorthernchorus.com Upcoming 2003 releases: TANGIERS – Hot New Spirits – out March 04, 2003(CAN), March 18, 2003 (US/UK) A NORTHERN CHORUS – Spirit Flags – out May 6th, 2003(CAN/US), May 5th, 2003(UK) SIMPLY SAUCER – Cyborgs Revisited – out May 20, 2003 TOSHACK HIGHWAY vs SIANSPHERIC – Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age – out May 20, 2003 Ask me about recent releases by THE DIRTMITTS, SECTORSEVEN, FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS, KITCHENS & BATHROOMS, PIXIES, DALE MORNINGSTAR and CHORE.

Date: Thu Feb 13 18:17:45 2003
Name: danno
City/State/Country: nyc/brooklynqueens, near all the cemetaries!
Comment: For those of you in the area that may have loved Sunny Day Real Estate, the new version of this band, called “The Fire Theft” is playing at the Bowery Ballroom on 3/19 at 10pm, according to thefiretheft.com. Jeremy Enigk is one hell of a great songwriter, so I’m sure that this will be good, in addition to this being their East Coast debut. Cheers, Danno

Date: Thu Feb 13 16:56:20 2003
Name: blown away
City/State/Country: spaceland
Comment: i got there kind of late, but he was playing the jazzmaster thru a matchless combo with some kind of reverb/delay and i think amp distortion; it wasn’t really pristine clean but more of a tube-y amp clean. he was using the whammy bar a lot. sounded pretty good, but honestly the band thing just ruled.

Date: Thu Feb 13 16:44:42 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: To the lucky people who saw Adam play in LA last week, a question. I read that Adam played his solo set with his electric guitar, did he use all his effects and distortions like in the SWD songs, or was it a clean electric sound?

Date: Thu Feb 13 10:37:24 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Pat! There are no new clouds was awesome! Good luck finding a label in the usa.

Date: Thu Feb 13 05:27:20 2003
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Scotland
Comment: Pat – Ides of Space! Me and Trik have been singing your praises on this board for a while! I knew you’d be Swervie fans!!

Date: Thu Feb 13 00:09:45 2003
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Date: Wed Feb 12 17:57:46 2003
Name: Justin
City/State/Country: los angeles
Comment: Pretty Rainy day today in LA.anyone wanna trade Mp3s or something , Iam bored . Nick is “pureimpure” on yahoo and Aim . L8Rs

Date: Tue Feb 11 21:24:42 2003
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Date: Tue Feb 11 17:48:45 2003
Name: Pat
City/State/Country: Sydney, Australia
Comment: Hi…um, I play in Ides of Space. anyone here want to put out a new record or tell me where to send some? that would be really cool. idesofspace@hotmail.com . thanks heaps

Date: Tue Feb 11 12:48:03 2003
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Date: Tue Feb 11 12:43:52 2003
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Date: Tue Feb 11 12:26:26 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: What a crappy day in L.A. it is! Kinda cold, raining, foggy. Feels like Seattle. It would have been nice to sleep in today. I’ll throw some Swerve later to hopefully get into this work day.

Date: Tue Feb 11 03:47:28 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stockton , OZ
Comment: Do I hear correct that Curve’s got some new stuff out with Kevin Shields? Like it. Wishing all ye swervites toastiness.

Date: Mon Feb 10 21:43:51 2003
Name: Justin
City/State/Country: Los Angeles
Comment: Could someone send me Zedhead Kill the Superheroes Juggernaut Rides again (MP3) AOL , Yahoo name : pureimpure My Original Singles all got messed up . Played them too much I guess. Adams show at Spaceland last week was good if any of you went .

Date: Mon Feb 10 11:01:31 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: hey anyone else hear that adam was playing in the new york area again? well actually i didn’t hear anything like that at all, but just wish i did. hey adam what’s the deal with the new electric hook up of your current acousticy stuff? get off yer arse you lazy sod and earn your keep! 😀 we’re waiting!

Date: Sun Feb 9 22:14:18 2003
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Date: Sun Feb 9 15:49:41 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: That was awesome.

Date: Sun Feb 9 15:13:54 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: No formatting=jumbled mess below.

Date: Sun Feb 9 15:13:30 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: The following is proof that I have gone off the proverbial deep end. I thought you Swervies might find it interesting though… Mezcal Head (This short story was written using the titles of Swervedriver songs to weave a story. Enjoy!) “A change is gonna come.” She muttered in the city., continuing to rave down. “If we don’t catch the last train to satanville, we’ll never learn.” She added. I looked around me, weighed my options. In my time, only the stellar caprice could have saved me. “How does it feel to look like candy?” I asked her, squinting in the sunlight. “It’s just my zephyr. I guess you could say I’m flawed.” She replied as nonchalantly as butterscotch. I was melting. She weaves a tender trap and I could see over her scheme., although I was slipping through like sand. As I stared into her flaming heart I knew one thing: she’s beside herself. I issued her a single finger salute and walked to the docks. The good ships had just been bubbling up from the sea. The Birds sang above me, daftly avoiding the planes over the skyline. As my hands grabbed at my face, I felt utterly sandblasted. Was this my fate? I feel so real. I am superman living out my 99th dream. Plan 7 star satellite 10, right? Or am I just the other jesus riding my magic bus from Mars? Maelstrom. Pure maelstrom. Such duress in the afterglow of love. I kicked around with Harry and Maggie and we decided to laze it up, mainly to prevent any oncoming duel. “Lead me where you dare!” I screamed to the heavens. It was only then that I reached Andalucia. I watched the sci-flyer take a deep seat to my emotions, and all I could feel was the stimulini and the pile up. I wished it was my last day on earth. But you find it everywhere. It’s completely inevitable. From the volcano trash to the zedheads who take the wrong treats, to you, you never lose that feeling. I hate your kind more than I hate a homeless homecoming. The deep twang of my guitar makes me realize how the year of the girl was really for seeking heat. Had I ridden my snowmobile all through the MM Abduction? Had I forgotten to kill the superheroes? “Bring me the head of the fortune teller!” I screamed into the icy night sky, slowly depressing the ejector seat reservation. This is the director’s cut of your life and all you can think about is how cars converge on paris all day long. We must be living in the land of lost emotions, riding a motorbike on the expressway, blasting our Electric 77, while we didn’t realize the whole time that we were rolling over the son of mustang ford, annihilating all dreams he had for his son of jaguar e. Why say yeah to them? I know about chateau in virginia waters, I know how the Juggernaut rides again. I know all of these things. But through it all, I can just scrawl and scream and pray for a sequel. After all, we are behind the scenes of the sounds and the times…93 million miles from the sun…and counting. But whenever I get lost, whenever I can’t find my 99th dream, I just remember one simple fact…In these times…and all times…I am the swervedriver. You can’t believe it’s over?

Date: Sun Feb 9 10:21:22 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: damn i missed grant hart last night, i just had that feeling that i should be doing something, and specifically checked for a grant show this morning. anyone else ever see grant hart’s live acoustic show? not that i really expect anyone on this board to actually like something like that, but i swear grant and his guitar carry more punch if not more than many younger psuedo punk groups that i’ve seen lately. he makes the hair on your back stand up, if you had any…of course I don’t have any hair on my back. the songs are amazing.

Date: Sat Feb 8 13:51:50 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: Dudes, you should definitely post any articles or photos from any live shows past or present. i really can’t get into zwan at all but I never ever got into the pumpkins or chavez either.

Date: Sat Feb 8 12:02:33 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Yeah, Mike, that’s what I heard, although, I must admit that I like Adam’s version about one hundred times better! I haven’t given Zwan’s album enough of a listen to truly judge it yet, but I think I’m kinda dissapointed. I was a HUGE fan of Chavez, and I thought with Matt Sweeny in the band, Zwan would sound something like that. I guess a few more listens will let me know if I like it. cheers, Zach.

Date: Sat Feb 8 04:37:47 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: I also have a wide array of old live mp3s. I may put up a swd site of some kind soon if there is any demand. I have a dual processor system with linux ready to serve. Although my bandwidth will be limited. I know that there is not much swervedriver news going around, but even so.. swervie.com still doesn’t have lyrics or the old php bug fixed.. I have a lot of pics and information archived, i just gotta muster up some ambition. anyway, I’m looking forward to the new toshack split.

Date: Sat Feb 8 03:04:57 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford UK
Comment: I wouldnt say satansville is sad . But I cant figure out whether this is a murder song (last verse) or is it suicide…. I know what Ian means about Deep Seat…it just sounds as though the guitars have been ripped out of Adam and Jims souls and put on record

Date: Sat Feb 8 01:27:09 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Zach – Is that the tune that goes “Never lose that Feeling”? I bought Zwan, have not given it a proper listen, but I do like most of what I have heard. Mary Star of the Sea is a nice long tune, love those guitars, all 3 of em’

Date: Sat Feb 8 01:15:15 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Would have to agree totally with Deep Seat. However, there’s something about Cars Converge On Paris that really gets me…it sounds hopeful without gettin’ its hopes up. Although, I think the saddest tune has to be Duress. Even then, it gets me so pumped up that its hard to call it sad. They just fuckin’ rock “.”

Date: Fri Feb 7 21:13:49 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Just listening to Zwan’s “Lyric,” and I swear I just heard a classic Swerve lyric. Listen closely….

Date: Fri Feb 7 14:59:14 2003
Name: giulio
City/State/Country: bologna – italy
Comment: ùyou are one of the best bands ever!!! i loved your gig in bologna in..when 1997? i don’t remeber but it was great..but..r u stil toghether or what?? i miss u!!!!!!!!1 all the best giulio pavo@votivalux.com

Date: Fri Feb 7 13:45:16 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Deep Seat = most excellent, tasteful solo. I brought this along to a drinking session at Clownie’s where we were all supposed to bring in our one and only favorite solo. Kinda lost on the crowd. They *did* concede it was too short. Fuck’m anyway. All “Wrong Treats” does for me is make me want to get in my stellar ’88 Caprice and drive. “LDoE” can get a little maudlin with people around, but works well if everybodys’ high. “Good Ships” is by far the most creepy and the most beautiful of the lot. Best served as a nightcap with Newcastle and Vicodin. Totally jealous of the spaceland report – as a drummer I’m positive I could sit in on a set like that and do it justice. Hope to do it here in town sometime. “we lie and stare at the ceiling…”

Date: Fri Feb 7 12:44:20 2003
Name: blown away
City/State/Country: silverlake ca
Comment: saw adam franklin play at spaceland last night (silverlake, ca) with all systems go! backing him up on a mini-set of swerdriver stuff, which i have to say, fucking rocked. the band seemed to be fans and super excited about playing some of these (old) songs, and there were three guitar players including adam, which really made it sound almost more like the records than swervedriver did with the four-piece lineup. the drummer especially was great and the sound couldn’t have been better. too short of a set. adam was having guitar troubles on the first encore and couldn’t figure out which pedal was messing up his signal. after about 2 minutes, he finally realized his guitar was turned down….very rock n’ roll. i recall that they played rave down, wrong treats, how does it feel to look like candy?, never lose that feeling/never learn…feels like i’m forgetting one. anyway, it was great….

Date: Fri Feb 7 11:06:34 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: This is my last day Listening to when Ann cries and swears and kisses all her lover’s ex-lover’s lips She’s only known the flights of ecstasy (and agony) and she’s never felt lost throughout all of this But she’s really had it this time …

Date: Fri Feb 7 07:24:26 2003
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dunno about the saddest feeling but Deap Seat must be the most emotionaly torn piece or music ever. the whole sound along with those lyrics sends the hairs on my arms into space and brings a tear to my eye every single time I hear it with out fail and I still stand by the fact that its got the best guitar solo and outro of all time. Perfect within its own context.

Date: Fri Feb 7 04:16:08 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: Last day on earth

Date: Thu Feb 6 16:56:55 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: I dont think any of the songs sound sad, but as far as lyric content goes, Last Train to Satansville is a broken heart type of song. “Ya see my babe is gone away too long…”

Date: Thu Feb 6 16:45:51 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: Over! don’t say it’s over…i can’t believe it’s over…i want to see it all…i want to breath it all…it’s all i can do to swim closer to you…

Date: Thu Feb 6 16:15:42 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: erik….how about “land of the lost” ?

Date: Thu Feb 6 15:00:15 2003
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh
Comment: Which Swervedriver songs do you think have the saddest feel? (Emotionally, that is). I think defintely “Wrong Treats”, “Good Ships” & “Last Day on Earth.” “Deep Seat” may qualify, but that tune makes me feel so goddamn good. -E

Date: Wed Feb 5 17:43:25 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: I didnt know Swervedriver fans could read. 🙂

Date: Wed Feb 5 17:06:52 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: What? Sheriff Truart?! Ahem… The last song on the 1990 Band expo has the end missing…I am taking that mp3 down and going to fix it.

Date: Wed Feb 5 05:12:23 2003
Name: Sheriff Truart
City/State/Country: LondonTown
Comment: Right, Just One question. I am an avid literature fan and I am wondering if Jez’s Book will ever be published? I am sure im not alone in my query because its a common fact that 99.9% of swervedriver “fans” are just literature buffs waiting for Jez’s book. I am sure they aren’t bothered about the band much.

Date: Tue Feb 4 22:46:27 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: How rad! I can’t believe that’s all the way back in 1990. Thanks!!!!!!!! –Z

Date: Tue Feb 4 11:54:07 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: ***SWERVEDRIVER LIVE UPDATE*** The first of 8 live gigs is up on Swervedriver Live! It’s the 1990 Band Expo at London Marquee! Enjoy! The next update is in 3 weeks time. So get it while you can!

Date: Mon Feb 3 14:03:15 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: it’s there zach, give it another try. www.geocities.com/swdlive/download.htm is the direct link to the downloads.

Date: Mon Feb 3 12:17:16 2003
Name: joann
City/State/Country: uneeda rest
Comment: anorak…that’s nice of you to take your valuable time to show your support for dee…wigan…really….

Date: Mon Feb 3 11:50:29 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hi All, I still can’t DL Director’s Cut. Is it the geocities/swdlive site? thanks –Z

Date: Mon Feb 3 10:33:41 2003
Name: anorak
City/State/Country: wigan
Comment: wow, d, great to see it’s back on the site, thanks so much for taking your valuable time to make life easy for us losers who can’t be bothered to search for things ourselves!

Date: Mon Feb 3 09:12:30 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: hey director’s cut is back on the swd live site. i finally got another copy, but just a reminder i am going to take that down soon. i have to put up the generous mp3 donation that jerry sent.

Date: Sun Feb 2 08:37:34 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hairy, Have you tabbed out any swervedriver songs recently? I’ve been trying to do Zedhead. But to no avail. Do you have any songs wrote/tabbed out on paper that just need typing up?

Date: Sat Feb 1 23:30:36 2003
Name: John
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Any further news on Adam and West Coast events? I don’t see anything listed on either Ticketbastard or Fasttix, but would really love to see him hit Seattle…

Date: Sat Feb 1 21:48:13 2003
Name: steve
City/State/Country: san francisco
Comment: Chateau is a T-rex song.

Date: Sat Feb 1 18:31:45 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: Ive got the song now 😀 is it a T-Rex song?

Date: Sat Feb 1 15:19:37 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave, Chateau is a really great song. I think it is a cover. Does anyone know who wrote it??

Date: Sat Feb 1 11:31:44 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ok i have deep twang and surf twang. I cannot get hold of Chateau In Virginia Waters to save my life. Does anyone have it on mp3? if so…send it me at c0259757@hud.ac.uk

Date: Sat Feb 1 04:01:22 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: oh, and for my 2 cents worth, my fave ride song is of the smile ep. can’t think of the name but i’m singing the riff right now.. lyrics mentioned a photograph?? plus vapour trails was pretty damn good.

Date: Sat Feb 1 03:58:45 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: i am about to see the rock god tonite. billie, i’m home in WA for the weekend, going to Belvoir ampitheatre to see the Foos tonight – woooo hooo! contemplating the big day out tomorrow but not sure if it’s worth the dosh. excoited.

Date: Sat Feb 1 01:07:46 2003
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Date: Tue Dec 31 18:56:38 2002
Name: Ghost
City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: Cheers Erik. Seen a few good shows up here so far in The NYC. Hope all is well with you. Let’s make 2003 The Return of The Swerve. Happy New Year. I can’t wait for the spring. It’s cold up here.

Date: Tue Dec 31 13:13:14 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh
Comment: Happy New Year Swervies!! Especially to you Oz kids. As I anxiously await to get out of work to begin celebrating, everyone in Australia is nursing hangovers. 2003 is gonna be good… -E

Date: Tue Dec 31 05:35:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention… Swervedriver Guitar Tablature Archive has been up and running for a year… It had a month’s down time in Feb but who’s counting. Thanks for all the support and I hope everyone has a great time for New Year.

Date: Tue Dec 31 04:39:56 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Oh Dear. I’ve got a totally different story. I have showed Swervedriver to 4 People in high school….the response i got was “eeehhh they are a bit fuzzed out and too mellow for me” which doesnt suprise me because at the time they where all listening to Slipknot. When I moved to college I showed it to another 2 people, one liked marilyn manson and the other liked Oasis and the Stone Roses. I was hoping for a better response but all I got from them was “they are a bit tame for me” and that was after they listened to the majority of the Mezcalhead album! When I got to University, I introduced it to a few more people. One is a metal head and he didnt like them, one is a punk rocker and he didnt like them, and one was a indie-rocker and he likes them but he says he wants to hear more stuff before he can pass judgement. I usually let people listen to Duel, Harry and Maggie, Son of Mustang Ford or The Other Jesus. My girlfriend thinks they are alright, but she doesnt listen to them or shows much enthusiasm for them either. My Father thinks the same as my girlfriend but he absolutley loves Scrawl and Scream. and my dad is an old-school rock n roller. Anyway I guess I will have to let my University Mate borrow some Swervedriver albums. Its nice to hear you lot have good stories to tell. “at least you’ll always have a good tale to tell” Cya all later!

Date: Mon Dec 30 20:31:38 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Jez D., I totally agree with you. I have dropped the SWD bomb on countless friends, girlfriends, etc., and not a one didn’t like. D, I’ll be in Vegas for New Years. How ’bout you?

Date: Mon Dec 30 19:50:12 2002
Name: Jez Dennis
City/State/Country: Sheffield/ England
Comment: I cant believe how big a fanbase swervedriver have in America. The good thing about swervedriver is that they are one of those gems that you can keep to yourself, and when you show someone their music, people are blown away.

Date: Mon Dec 30 12:53:57 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: anyone going to see interpol? or anything else that might seem interesting coming up in the new york area? what are you all doing for new year’s?

Date: Mon Dec 30 04:36:50 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah we all knew that. If you are directing that comment towards swervedriver I wouldnt hold your breath hoping for a response. And im sure the guys know that the song is on the game. Its when I first heard swervedriver! Last Train to Satansville is also on the game too.

Date: Mon Dec 30 00:56:44 2002
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Date: Mon Dec 30 00:33:42 2002
Name: jeff
City/State/Country: rochester/NY/America
Comment: did you know that your song “DUEL” is played on the 3DO game “road rash”.

Date: Fri Dec 27 20:53:47 2002
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Date: Thu Dec 26 19:23:42 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country: OZ
Comment: hope everyone had a great christmas! It was way cool down under … christmas eve cocktails kicked it all off here. Santa was way cool too, bringing me a fabbo new stereo (with a digital receiver!!) and 5 big surr. speakers (they’re jensens but what teh hey, they work). Now I can listen to the strokes as they are meant to be heard! rock on !

Date: Thu Dec 26 14:38:32 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: I found a couple new live or rare mp3s on soulseek (rather appropriately named, and which btw does not contain spyware right now) I put them up on the live site http://www.geocities.com/swdlive. Someone is sending a bunch more rare stuff as well, should arrive soon. When we get it, I’ll post it. np: frank black – places named after numbers.

Date: Thu Dec 26 12:37:15 2002
Name: Jase
City/State/Country: NYC for the holidays
Comment: The party on Saturday was great. Adam played a solo set which inluded I Am Superman and Electric 77 and then he joined LBE on stage for Never Lose That Feeling, How Does It Feel To Look Like Candy, Bring Me The Head Of The Fortune Teller, Scrawl & Scream and Rave Down and the place went crazy. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year y’all!

Date: Wed Dec 25 20:16:03 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Does anyone who went to the party have enough memory remaining to post the set list? 😉 Just curious. It sounds like all of you had a great time there. At the very least, we have the Sianspheric/TH split to look forward too. Five songs each, I think I am going to really like it 🙂 Dream Well Swervies!

Date: Wed Dec 25 14:39:34 2002
Name: Kevin
City/State/Country: NY
Comment: Merry Christmas you Swervies !!!!

Date: Wed Dec 25 05:10:32 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Happy X-mas to all, you guys rule.

Date: Tue Dec 24 16:46:07 2002
Name: Anon
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: If I never get to see Swerve again, the Christmas Party last Saturday night will keep me fulfilled for the rest of my days. Goddamn!

Date: Tue Dec 24 14:47:02 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Oh and sorry for the eastern side of the planet, I’m late…

Date: Tue Dec 24 14:44:44 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Merry Christmas everybody (including the band), have a good Christmas’ eve. P.S: “Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année”

Date: Tue Dec 24 06:37:00 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Alright Everyone! Have a good christmas and I hope Santa brings everyone presents! (Electric Guitar perhaps?!) Take care… –Dave

Date: Mon Dec 23 18:51:25 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Anyone go to The Big Takeover party on Sat.?

Date: Mon Dec 23 13:50:16 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: danno, yeah it was great to meet you as well, have a good one over the holidays. merry xmas to all.

Date: Mon Dec 23 13:26:36 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh
Comment: All you Swervies have good holidays and ring in the new year right… Peace to Adam, Jimmy, Steve, Jez, and of course, Mr. Strummer. Take care, all of you. -E

Date: Mon Dec 23 12:37:55 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: B’lyn, but KC for Christmas
Comment: d, I just saw that at MSN. That is sad to hear. It is so unfortunate that we keep losing our rock heroes at to young an age. What a bummer! On a different note, it was nice meeting you at Adam’s show the other night. Cheers to you and all here. Merry Christmas!

Date: Mon Dec 23 12:27:50 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: i don’t know if anyone else feels like this but i know i am really sad about joe strummer 🙁 – all into setting your priorities straight and doing the right thing. takes a bit of character… forever in garageland….

Date: Mon Dec 23 09:25:25 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: I guess if you fall in love once every six years.

Date: Mon Dec 23 08:52:51 2002
Name: the hitcher
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Is it me, or do the Swervedriver records seem to always come out on those rare occasions when one falls in love?

Date: Sun Dec 22 13:47:32 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: hey elvis how was the party/lbe/adam/dc guy show? i didn’t go even though i had a coveted invite (which i think you just get for being on the list because i know i don’t know anyone. so if you want to get invited next year folks get on their list and get the magazine, it’s great, i love it.) I was sick last week (nearly pneumonia) went out thursday and friday anyway (against doctor’s orders – :), but i had to see arthur lee, by saturday i was done…besides i have xmas shopping to do among a few other hundred things to catch up on after a very busy semester at university. speaking of arthur lee does anyone else like mike randle and rusty squeezebox? I liked them so much as “LOVE” on friday that i started to download clips of their own stuff. i quite like what i heard of baby lemonade. can anyone recommend a particular CD? i might pick up a copy of 68% imagination with the arthur lee cover on it.

Date: Sun Dec 22 12:36:56 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Listening to the radio the other night and they had the guy from sonic onyon chatting things up. Anyway, he talked of the Sian/toshak project to come out for sure in the new year, and went on to mention Adam Franklin of the swervies, etc. Quick little bite, but a treat to hear the boys being spoke about somewhere outside this forum. Anyway, made a swervie conversion. Someone I work with whose a muscian. Big Black Crows fan finding himself amazed by swerve’s skill and sound. The landscape is so flat and bland right now…ripe for a band like swervie…In case I don’t have a chance before Christmas, just like to wish everyone a happy holidays and nothing but the best of luck for the new year. Cheers to all the swerves major and swerves minor, and my hope that the englishman in new york is just on reconnaissance instead of settling in.;) Be well y’all.

Date: Sat Dec 21 23:26:34 2002
Name: scot thomas
City/State/Country: travers city michigan
Comment: adam.. if you ever search this site I would appreciate a response. Your music is heaven in my soul and want to thank you for all the great guitar chords that are unique unlike any other send me a reply at sethomas@yahoo.com you guys rock like gods that are like no other

Date: Sat Dec 21 23:22:59 2002
Name: scot thomas
City/State/Country: traverse city michigan usa
Comment: swervie fans all over the world. I would like to thank adam for the best intro to soundgardens 1992 appearance at detroit. yes its alot too late but believe me it was a concert that I will not forget. Rave Down enveloped me at the first chord and I want to say that I will never forget that sound. Adam and guys; you have developed a sound that descibes me in so many ways. I hope that you will eventualy come together again and warp our minds beyound belief again scot

Date: Sat Dec 21 23:22:56 2002
Name: scot thomas
City/State/Country: traverse city michigan usa
Comment: swervie fans all over the world. I would like to thank adam for the best intro to soundgardens 1992 appearance at detroit. yes its alot too late but believe me it was a concert that I will not forget. Rave Down enveloped me at the first chord and I want to say that I will never forget that sound. Adam and guys; you have developed a sound that descibes me in so many ways. I hope that you will eventualy come together again and warp our minds beyound belief again scot

Date: Sat Dec 21 19:38:05 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: warsaw – pierogis like no others
Comment: you set the scene…I saw arthur lee last night. i highly recommend it if he is coming your way to go to the show. that was the best show i’ve seen all year (all due respect to the obvious). the band was so good even though obviously they weren’t the original members of LOVE, but they were so into what they were doing. lenny kaye was the dj and patti smith was there not that should matter i just sat looking at her long gray hair which she has started to brush it seems. mike randall was on guitar and he was like blowing the audience away he was so good. the sounds were perfect. Arthur’s charisma can fill an entire hall. He said he has a new album coming out, I can’t wait.

Date: Fri Dec 20 20:10:51 2002
Name: Kevin blowincool@aol.com
City/State/Country: Upstate NY
Comment: I walk in to South Paw, go to the bar for a beer and who is sitting rite there….. Adam Franklin ! My buddy Mike knows Adam and introduced me. My jaw dropped,I realy didn’t know what to say ( what do you say to your fave musician of 10 years !!!) Anyway, greatest guy you would ever want to meet, and killer show. And yes Elvis those 2 girls would not shut up through Adams set ( but they were quiet for Jim Bianco ?! Go figure)

Date: Fri Dec 20 19:51:01 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh
Comment: Thanks Steve!! Regardless of not being able to see Adam, it was a kick ass birthday. After consuming god knows how much whiskey, I managed to embarass the hell out of myself by singing “Tracks of my Tears” at Kings’ karaoke X-mas party. Not quite the same as the Kids are All Right ritual, but close enough. Miss you, brother. Have a good Christmas out there in San Fran. We’ll call you soon. -E

Date: Fri Dec 20 16:05:50 2002
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Date: Fri Dec 20 11:11:16 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: Show was great. Solo with an electric. A lot of songs from the Mercury show plus a host of new stuff (at least new to me). Except for the few Brooklyn yupsters who wouldn’t stop yappin’ in the back, the venue was nice too.

Date: Fri Dec 20 07:03:04 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Merry Xmas to you all- Oh apart from the Neo Nazi’s ( if they still post?)

Date: Thu Dec 19 18:34:06 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Rugg, Happy b-day. Drink a beer for me and through on the Kids Are Alright for old times sake. Later nigel

Date: Thu Dec 19 18:32:50 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: hey check this out, thought it was kinda cool found it surfing the net at work. http://www.creationrecords.org.uk/swervie.htm

Date: Thu Dec 19 15:13:24 2002
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Date: Thu Dec 19 12:54:59 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: And to each his own. An Aerosmith or Zep box set might fall under yer descrip…

Date: Thu Dec 19 09:24:46 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: I personally don’t like the idea of box sets – they kind of fall under the whole greatest hits, let’s suck our own dicks, ego trip stuff. While all of the B-sides are a bitch to obtain (sans the use of Mp3s), doesn’t that make it all the more fun? See y’all there tonight.

Date: Wed Dec 18 21:57:12 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC.
Comment: Ahhhhh, it’s a comforting thought to know that Adam will be performing the same night as my birthday. If only I could be up in NYC for it. Have a good time, those of you who do go. Kikster, good to see you on here again, baby. Hope all is well. -E

Date: Wed Dec 18 20:14:26 2002
Name: phanseepahnts
City/State/Country: Edinburgh, Scotland
Comment: There is two be a split album between Toshack Highway & SIANspheric called “Magnetic Morning . Aspirin Age ” Available in March ’03 from SonicUnyon.com Contains 5 tracks from each group.

Date: Wed Dec 18 18:39:42 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ah… but if Swervedriver had some decent artist support over the years, who knows what the draw would be like today. I think the rekkid compnies underestimated their audience, and did nothing to expand it. Thank You. And now for today’s SWD box set idea: the box itself would be a flat black fabric material, with the only icon being the stylized silver ‘S’ in the upper right corner of the front cover of ESR…

Date: Wed Dec 18 12:28:13 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: d – yeah thursday. i got tickets because i have a few friends in brooklyn, but i think you’ll be alright at the door. obviously we’re all in the know that adam franklin rocks the casbah, but (no offense to us) he’s not THAT big a drawing power. just like mercury is the manhattan maxwells, southpaw is the brooklyn maxwells – not that big at all. really cool though.

Date: Wed Dec 18 12:01:15 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: you know, it’s totally fine to have a private party….especially when there is space limitations….i’m just stoked at least something is still going on and that the whole swd thing is not totally dead….maybe something really cool will become of this first “private” jam….rock on brothers

Date: Wed Dec 18 10:33:52 2002
Name: Invite list indeed…….fascists
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Date: Tue Dec 17 17:42:04 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah? well i think the whole ordeal is shitty. I say go on a protest and no body go. that will teach em.

Date: Tue Dec 17 15:35:34 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: yeah i’ll have to see what happens. when i first (didn’t) read that mail i just saw party i had no idea there were bands cause i only read the first few lines, and it seemed like a good idea, oh well we’ll see how it shakes out, whatever. so, see you on thursday? i might not be able to get there till 9:30 – 10 and i am worried i won’t get a ticket. do you know if southpaw gets crowded on a thursday? i’ve never been there. i’ve been meaning to check it out for a while. i hear it’s a really good place to see a band.

Date: Tue Dec 17 12:09:28 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: hey d!!! apparently those who are going with friends still aren’t allowed to go. they will be IDing at the door and will only accept those on the list – so even if your friend is on the list, you are still busted from the shindig. this affects me as well. we already asked about inviting guests and Big Takeover gave an emphatic NO. this sucks.

Date: Tue Dec 17 09:04:34 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I would definatley purchase ANY swervedriver material that is released! Box Set! (*drools*)

Date: Mon Dec 16 19:08:14 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Yikes! Why didn’t someone think of this before! Offically licensed Swervedriver box set! All four albums and all the B-sides you could cram into one slick, SWD-endorsed package. If indeed there are no tours to come, it would be something to wrap up their career up with (something for the mantlepiece?). If there *are* plans for a comeback/5th album, what better way to draw folks into the store to pick up a new SWD release? Oh… waitaminnit. You kids with your ripping and burning don’t go to the store anymore…

Date: Mon Dec 16 18:08:11 2002
Name: Santa
City/State/Country: North Pole
Comment: You folks got a better chance of seeing me and eight tiny reindeers than you do seeing SWD tour again. Merry Friggin Xmas!

Date: Mon Dec 16 17:46:29 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Has anyone heard this yet? ***VOYAGER ONE: Monster Zero Face it, kid. That new My Bloody Valentine record is never coming out. Seattle’s Voyager One, however, should cure any itch to play air-bass into some speakers, scavenge for melodies under a wall of guitars or, especially, gaze at one’s shoes. Sure, it sounds a little like MBV (c’mon, the band is on Loveless Records fer chrissakes!), but Voyager One makes the dream-pop sound its own with orchestral tweaks and a much, much gentler touch. “Wires” rides the same Neu!-ish pulse that drove Radiohead’s “National Anthem” – burying a restless melody under a wash of ambience until reaching back into its bag of tricks (a.k.a. “pedals”) and pulling out a bone-chilling lightning bolt of Spacemen 3-esque intergalactic noise. The trance-inducing “Snow Angel Summer” is pure space-out space-rock and “Ready.Reset.” is lushly Lush. Voyager One even traces its British roots (as much as five guys from Seattle can) with a rumbling, subdued, ‘tronics-heavy cover of Echo And The Bunnymen’s “Bedbugs And Ballyhoo.” Let the gazing begin. *** – review from CMJ.com.

Date: Mon Dec 16 08:03:38 2002
Name: Llanfair
City/State/Country: Toronto, Ontario
Comment: Any chance SWD will play a Toronto show?

Date: Sun Dec 15 22:09:05 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hear? How about here. I really need a preview key…lol.

Date: Sun Dec 15 22:07:28 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: You know, during the 90’s I always liked the Smashing Pumpkins and Swervedriver, but felt that in terms of recognition, Swervedriver got the shaft. The reason I bring this up, is the new song being played on the radio by Zwan, Billy Corgan’s new band, entitled “Honestly”. The funny thing is, if you listen to it, the best way to describe it is, imagine if the Smashing Pumpkins wanted to be Swervedriver. I guess in terms of radio airplay, Swervedriver was too far ahead of the curve, but we always knew that. I hope all of you going to the party have a great time. I can’t wait to read your reviews of the appropriately electrified Swervie material all of the partiers will be fortunate enough to experience. Dream Well Swervies and if I don’t post hear until next year, I hope all of you have a happy and safe holiday season. Cheers!

Date: Sun Dec 15 08:18:01 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Well whoever is going to the party I hope they all enjoy it and that it goes well. Just a passing comment, has anyone noticed that the intro to The Other Jesus and Go Let It Out by Oasis are very similar indeed?

Date: Sun Dec 15 03:05:55 2002
Name: party crasher
City/State/Country: NY
Comment: point well taken……..that statement was much more appropriate….thank you, webmaster

Date: Sat Dec 14 21:25:45 2002
Name: Webmaster–Last Burning Embers
City/State/Country: NY, NY
Comment: Please note that the BIG TAKEOVER/ Last Burning Embers party that Adam Franklin is playing mentioned on this bulletin board is not open to the public and is invitation-only. You must be on the mailing list for Last Burning Embers and BIG TAKEOVER, and there will be a list at the door. Those who do show up without an invitation will not be admitted. We regret that we cannot accommodate any other guests, but the venue is very small.

Date: Sat Dec 14 15:29:13 2002
Name: party crasher
City/State/Country: NY
Comment: I got one, fellas….I wouldn’t recommend jusitfying your invites to this said party – there’s a distinct chance that btfan’s head will swell even larger…..

Date: Sat Dec 14 11:14:20 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: yeah i got an invite from someone as well. i wasn’t sure how it was going to work out because i am going with a friend who i invited. i just supposed that others were doing that. if we can’t get in we have somewhere else to go.

Date: Fri Dec 13 20:25:18 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Whats christmas without swervedriver?

Date: Fri Dec 13 13:00:24 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: In all honesty I was invited to the shindig by someone else and was completely surprised when someone named “jack rabid’s pal” posted it here.

Date: Fri Dec 13 08:28:59 2002
Name: btfan
City/State/Country: Manhattan
Comment: The party with Adam and Last Burning Embers is not open to the public, so I wouldn’t recommend just turning up–there’s a distinct chance that you’ll be turned away.

Date: Thu Dec 12 23:43:58 2002
Name: SNAIL
City/State/Country: newi
Comment: Kik, Check out The Sleepy Jackson (perth band) playing the Cambridge this weekend methinks. Cheer up, living in newcastle is just like Perth but in the reverse (ie sun come up from out of the sea)

Date: Thu Dec 12 23:31:46 2002
Name: SNAIL
City/State/Country: newcastle
Comment: Cheer up kik, the sun still goes up and down, only in newi it comes up from the sea. There’s still you. Sounds all you need is the board. Take care.

Date: Thu Dec 12 18:49:57 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: ‘S’Up Y’all…. It’s been a while. Dave– cheers man. I finally was able to dwnld songs with no problems, and have been a much happier man because of it. I don’t know what was going on before, but the mp3’s were just showing up as documents on my desktop. Now “everything’s alright forever”. Cheers……

Date: Wed Dec 11 15:12:16 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: LBE show didnt happen yet.

Date: Wed Dec 11 10:36:23 2002
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Date: Wed Dec 11 04:15:14 2002
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Date: Wed Dec 11 03:02:17 2002
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Date: Tue Dec 10 18:24:23 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: did anyone catch that show the other night? (adam and l.b.e.) ?

Date: Tue Dec 10 09:05:36 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: GLasgow
Comment: Yeh. Know what you mean Hairy. Did you hear that Jack Nitche (Thats not how you spell it btw) who did loads of production for Buffalo Springfield and Neil Youngs among a load of others has come out of his recluse to produce they’re new album. Mental eh? Lucky buggers!!

Date: Tue Dec 10 04:55:51 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Hairy, Yeah definatley, its well difficult.

Date: Mon Dec 9 19:10:04 2002
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Date: Mon Dec 9 11:45:05 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: Anyone have tab to Bubbling Up?

Date: Mon Dec 9 10:51:09 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasssssssss
Comment: ooooh, I’ll see what I can do Dave. Superheroes is a bugger to figure, isn’t it?!

Date: Mon Dec 9 05:20:57 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: Hairy, I agree. That guys voice is terrible. There is something about it that highly irritates me. I don’t mind high pitched vocals but nope, that fella annoys me. On a lighter note, hairy have you got any swervie songs tabbed / figured out that you might be able to send me over christmas? I’ve been requested to do Kill the Superheroes and Year of the Girl. Im struggling with both! Anyway cya all later

Date: Mon Dec 9 04:10:54 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Haven are ok, Danno. To be honest I do find his voice a bit over-dramatic but nothing on the scale of the guy from Starsailor. Apologies in advance if I’ve offended any Starsailor fans but I just CANNOT take his voice! Anyway, yeah Haven album wasn’t bad actually…

Date: Sun Dec 8 23:46:09 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: Los Angeles USA
Comment: Hi Kik, nice to see ya around here again. I hope we’ll see another one soon too. What made you move to Newcastle? cheers.

Date: Sun Dec 8 20:28:29 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hi all in swervie land, hope all is well. still hanging out for the next one but I don’t know if I’ll ever see it. Anyway, living in Newcastle again after the big move from Perth earlier this year. I;ve got to say it: I am still homesick for sun setting over the ocean, me and my board…….and I really miss the fab Perth music scene. oh well. i will get there again someday, probably for Foo Fighters’ concert on 1 Feb 03 actually, since the Sydney concert sold out in minutes [sigh] c y’all soon

Date: Sun Dec 8 01:20:17 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: Brooklyn, but New Hamphire at the moment!
Comment: Has anyone else listened to the Johnny Marr produced band, Haven? I picked it up after hearing a good chunk of it at Tower Records. It is quite good, and my only way to describe it is, dreamy, w/ a hint lush. Not Lush the band tho. Just wondering. Cheers, Danno

Date: Sat Dec 7 17:48:41 2002
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Date: Sat Dec 7 13:29:02 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: elvis, no as far as i know they are from either amsterdam or copenhagen. maybe someone else knows. what’s the name of your band?

Date: Fri Dec 6 23:18:02 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas, australia
Comment: Someone mentioned… (dweller, mes thinks)a band called Oneirnaut (spelling could be way off…) I got there album the other day antipodeans dream… y’all should check it out!!! Esp. the song that has a rant at the begining about whales’ songs!!! Very chunky!!! Have a good week end all!!

Date: Fri Dec 6 16:34:58 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: yo d – are those clips from the mercury show? i think i recognize some of his banter. GREAT CLIPS. THANKS!

Date: Fri Dec 6 15:50:49 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: Yeah – I’ll be there too. I’m at the Big Takeover party too – I think they reviewed my band this issue. I’ll be able to take some shots for someone to post as well.

Date: Fri Dec 6 13:38:37 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: http://www.geocities.com/swdlive is the site. If it works out more may be on the way. Taping a show is a possibility but Adam has to say that it’s ok to do that.

Date: Fri Dec 6 13:02:07 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: What happened to the Rare and Live geocities site?

Date: Fri Dec 6 04:23:55 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I Know! what about Steve, Jimmy and Jez! Lets not forget them!!!

Date: Fri Dec 6 04:12:07 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: But…but what about the REAL swerves, other than these evil clones…Waitaminute – this sounds like a good idea for a song…

Date: Thu Dec 5 23:59:26 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: somebody please film this show…..

Date: Thu Dec 5 17:02:32 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Let me get this straight. Adam is going to play SWD tunes with a backup band, electricity and all? Volume and all? Adam if this is true you must consider a tour if it goes well and I know it will.

Date: Thu Dec 5 15:22:56 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: wow! i was already planning to go to that “shindig” but now all the better.

Date: Thu Dec 5 08:59:49 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: I have a posse already going to Southpaw for the Brooklyn show. Since only a few showed up for the Mercury show I am wondering about the turn-out. The guy who books Southpaw is the same guy who books Maxwell’s in Hoboken so he should know what he’s doing.

Date: Thu Dec 5 07:46:34 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: gloop
Comment: they’re my brutheeerrrsss……

Date: Thu Dec 5 07:09:48 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Swervie aint heavy.

Date: Wed Dec 4 20:44:43 2002
Name: steven
City/State/Country: whirlawaymusic.com
Comment: i just broke out RAISE for the first time in a while because someone told me they thought that record sounded “too dated”. what crap. when RAVE DOWN came on i think the speakers on my imac blew out. i haven’t been a fan of “heavy” music since i was a kid listening to JFA or black flag, but swervedriver will have a place in my player. hopefully when i check back here in a while i’ll see some news about a new record or tour.

Date: Wed Dec 4 13:28:05 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I COULDNT AGREE MORE! VIDEO!

Date: Wed Dec 4 08:59:27 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: now the obvious thing here would be who can tape the show in brooklyn so at least some it can be posted with the other live mp3s…

Date: Wed Dec 4 07:57:36 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: matt – i went to see adam do an acoustic show in london in nov. click on the “november” archive at the bottom of this page and go to nov 8th… or was that oct 8th?? i dunno. but it was very good. Re : liams teeth… the daily mail in true overhyped tabloid frenzy said that liam etc fell onto a table that had a load of gangsters sitting around it, discussing organised crime. possibly not the best kind of people to pick a fight with, that is assuming the daily mail was right. and lets face it, they always are…..

Date: Wed Dec 4 06:22:19 2002
Name: Gaz
City/State/Country: London, UK
Comment: Hi Dave, Sorry but I havent had chance to get into my hotmail. Should hopefully get chance tonight. Anyhow I’ll be getting hold of the stuff in two weekends time and I’ll send it you then.

Date: Wed Dec 4 04:20:04 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Uk
Comment: Alright, alright, who was it then?? Which one of you lot kicked out Mr. Gallacher’s front teeth??

Date: Wed Dec 4 03:54:37 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Dec 3 23:59:10 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: Brooklyn Baby!!
Comment: Matt, I think I will be there, unless I head back to the midwest for the holiday at that time, but I will do my best to be there, and take better photos this time around. Cheers, Danno

Date: Tue Dec 3 18:28:49 2002
Name: Mat
City/State/Country: Penzance, UK
Comment: Is anyone here going to be going to the show in Brooklyn? i would love to hear about it after. Does anyone know if there’s likely to be any UK shows? Or have there been any lately? Someone please update me quickly on all things Swervie, i haven’t been here for a while and don’t have time to read back down the list!

Date: Tue Dec 3 15:45:54 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Adam is playing again Thursday December 19th in Brooklyn, NY at a place called the southpaw. He is scheduled to go on at 10:30pm, Danno, i hope to see you there…and all you other fans!

Date: Tue Dec 3 14:49:49 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: Not listed on Ticketweb yet! Nor is it on the Southpaw site either! try www.spsounds.com and www.ticketweb.com frequently for updates!

Date: Tue Dec 3 14:42:10 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: ANOTHER ADAM FRANKLIN SHOW IN NYC!!! Thursday December19th at Southpaw $7 Adam Franklin onstage 10:30pm Jim Bianco 8:30pm Southpaw 125 5th Avenue (between Stirling and St John) Park Slope (Brooklyn), NY 11215

Date: Tue Dec 3 11:10:41 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: has anyone started their best of 2002 list yet? just curious.

Date: Tue Dec 3 10:35:31 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: gareth, i replied to your message but i keep getting the mail back undelivered. the answer is yes, that would be cool. just let me know how you can pass along stuff to us. thanks.

Date: Mon Dec 2 13:42:32 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: does anyone have any swd/toshack/adam f. live photos they want posted to the live site? if so send them to paperwingsfly@hotmail.com.

Date: Sun Dec 1 13:45:39 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Send it me through MSN Messenger. Please.. or try sending it to c0259757@hud.ac.uk (my university account) cheers mate!

Date: Sun Dec 1 10:05:12 2002
Name: interloper
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey dave, I tried sending the tune and it came back to me…any ideas?

Date: Sun Dec 1 09:59:20 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Must have more Swervedriver!!

Date: Sun Dec 1 05:08:44 2002
Name:  
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Date: Sat Nov 30 20:45:31 2002
Name: Slank
City/State/Country:  
Comment: DIO RULES!!!

Date: Sat Nov 30 16:57:19 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: U. S. of A.
Comment: I found you guys today online and I like it a lot. It is very good music and my band con el dios sounds very similar to this band

Date: Sat Nov 30 12:46:57 2002
Name: vino
City/State/Country: England
Comment: the bits of jez’s book online are great-but where the hell can i buy it from?is it available online anywhere? cheers

Date: Sat Nov 30 10:31:57 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: mezcal_head@hotmail.com Msn messenger please add me to your contacts list. I only need stimulini at the moment. Thanks 😀

Date: Sat Nov 30 09:39:05 2002
Name: interloper
City/State/Country:  
Comment: No Problem…best means of transfer?….email address?

Date: Sat Nov 30 08:11:01 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Would u be so kind as to send them me?

Date: Sat Nov 30 08:09:02 2002
Name: interloper
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dave…I have em….

Date: Sat Nov 30 07:22:39 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Does anyone have Why Say Yeah, Stimulini and In The City on MP3 they might be able to send me via e-mail or msn messenger? My girlfriend has yahoo messenger also if thats any help. I really want these songs and I can’t friggin get hold of them…

Date: Sat Nov 30 05:43:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Yeah I was thinking about getting the site its own domain name. I will wait for a bit first. I am looking forward to getting some live mp3s from people. I appreiciate all the help and comments people are giving me. I couldn’t of done it without all of ya!

Date: Sat Nov 30 00:43:03 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Danno, thanks for the Ken Andrews update. I was wondering what happened to him after his single ‘ON’ release. Dave, if you are thinking of getting your own domain, you may want to check out http://www.phpwebhosting.com to host the site. They are who I am using, however, my site is a long way from being completed (It isn;t an SWD site, but you can bet there will be plenty of SWD links 😉 I’ll post the SWD MP3’s I have at the swdlive site. WTG!

Date: Fri Nov 29 21:26:47 2002
Name: triks
City/State/Country: brisvegas, oz
Comment: dweller…. hidy ho there!!! So ya shop at the fine establishment Rockinghorse too!! In fact, that is where I found the old NAD cd.. upstairs. And bys the ways, Mes loves it!!!! The more I listen, the more I love!! Have ya heard of Ides of Space yet?? They are a fine aussie band, but not doing any gigging here. Apparently they are bigger in the US, I even heard them on Dawson’s Creek (along with Something for Kate..???) But keep ya eyes peeled. I found one of there EP’s up stairs as well a while back. AND.. if ya in to the Stone Roses, they got some new EP’s this week in up there too, brand spanking new, with posters and all!! Ohhh eeerr!!! Anyways, the dream will live for ever!!! Tee hee…!!! Ahh well, one CAN dream, but for now back ta work, no rest for the wicked!!!! HAve a good week end all!!!

Date: Fri Nov 29 10:25:22 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: HURRAY FOR DAVE!!! You are D man!!! Keepin the dream alive!!!!

Date: Thu Nov 28 19:52:12 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Bertrand, are you using a really old web browser? The buttons on the site use javascript, so if you are running an old browser you might have an old version of java or worse still no java plugin installed. The link to the download page is…http://www.geocities.com/swdlive/download.htm i think that should work

Date: Thu Nov 28 19:02:08 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Dave, I can’t find the link to enter your site on the first page…Is it normal?

Date: Thu Nov 28 18:34:39 2002
Name: the other jesus
City/State/Country: .
Comment: Muscling in on Jimmy’s spot eh?

Date: Thu Nov 28 11:25:51 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: this is an open letter to Adam Franklin: My name is Matt i am a guitar player from NJ (about 45 min from NYC) I am a studied guitar player, and presently employed as a guitar teacher, and took music in college as my major..anyway i am looking to collaborate on a project, and im sure this is a WAY off long shot, but i wanted to ask you if you would be interested in possibly collaborating on something, if you would need the services of a second guitar player, i would love to collaborate on something with you. If you’re not interested i totally understand and would not take any offense whatsoever. I just figured i would ask, and that it wouldnt hurt to ask you. What’s the worst that could happen by asking? When i saw you in NYC at the Mercury Lounge, you said you wanted to get something together with bass and drums, something electric so i figured i would ask you if you wanted to start that project and i would like to be the guitar player if you did start it. Thanks for reading this if you do. I appreciate it, if you want to email me its mpavlic@yahoo.com thanks again Matt

Date: Wed Nov 27 20:08:47 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Happy Thanksgiving, my Swerve friends!! Cheers to all. Zach

Date: Wed Nov 27 14:35:35 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Unfortunately, they were dropped by Creation almost straight after the album launch as part of the label’s streamlining process which saw off a number of “no-hoper” artists on the roster. They were picked up by US giant Geffen, releasing a split single “Why Say Yeah” with Sophia (featuring Robin Propper-Sheppard, previously of The God Machine). They recorded the next album, “99th Dream” in 1997 but were dropped by Geffen shortly before its launch. Signing to US label Zero Hour, they eventually put out “99th Dream” in 1998, along with single “Space Travel Rock ‘n’ Roll”. After spending much of the remainder of 1998 touring the US and UK, things went quiet again. Whilst never having officially announced a split (even after all the years of rumour), Adam has worked on a solo project entitled “Toshack Highway” and the remainder of the band seem to have quietly slipped away. Common guys are you still out there???

Date: Wed Nov 27 09:27:30 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ran off to join the miracle legion…
Comment: sorry about that…i am back, i’ll get in touch…

Date: Wed Nov 27 09:26:59 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bufalo, ny
Comment: Wow.. I just heard the Flaming Lips in a Hewlett Packard advert. Didn’t see it , but I heard some guy say “Flaming Lips?” and then it went into it’s speil about how it’s the greatest computer in the world and then the “Do you Realise?” song cued up…. Cha-Ching$!$!$!$

Date: Wed Nov 27 09:07:08 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: OK, I don’t seem to be able to get in touch with my website associate. Anyway if she is not pleased with the site she can tell me and I’ll make the relevant adjustments. But before that happens here is the link for the live site…. Please sign the guestbook (messages button) and inform us about any live recordings you might have. http://www.geocities.com/swdlive (i am thinking of registering www.swdlive.com in the near future, but thats just an idea at the moment…….. Anyway…..Enjoy.

Date: Tue Nov 26 20:30:53 2002
Name: Dweller
City/State/Country: Brisvegas, Australia
Comment: Hey Trik, In know the NAD album to which you refer, it’s pretty cool a heavier sound for the guys, it grows on you. The NAD video ‘Nothing is cool’ is great if you get your hands on that as well. Man, what is happening with this mighty band I’m hanging for these guys to come back. Incidentally a decent Aussie album that is heavily Swervedriver influenced (small Melb band) Oneieronaut (I think that’s how it is spelt) well worth checking out. Thanks Rockinghorse for putting me onto them.

Date: Tue Nov 26 19:15:01 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Nov 26 18:28:36 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: This week’s Guilty Pleasure… Donald Fagens’ “The Nightfly”

Date: Tue Nov 26 15:14:13 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Saw Doves last night, v cool.

Date: Tue Nov 26 14:28:26 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Ok the site is done and dusted. I just need to see if my acomplis agrees with the “launch”…. She isnt online at the moment but im assuming she will be pretty soon. The site may change in the future but its alright for the time being…. I will return later on tonight with the address…….

Date: Tue Nov 26 06:52:36 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: On thursday, they’re playing The Hitcher on a local TV channel. A road-movie, I suppose the song is linked to the movie, I’d better watch it to understand the song “feeling”…

Date: Tue Nov 26 01:27:01 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisbane, aust
Comment: heydo ho fellow swervites!! Hey is Jez in Brisbane Australia, or is my feeble, ignorant brain unaware of another brisbane out there… So where is art… HAS been a while…. teh site does rock!!! Also, Mr Fairclough.. you out there or what, what’s happening??? I just got a copy or God Fodder today. Some shaggin, bastard stole my one a few years back, also found a copy of another NAD cd, brainbloodvolume.. circa ’95.. never heard of it… any thoughts?? Anyways, have a good week peoples and look forward to these mp3’s coming up….

Date: Mon Nov 25 21:31:48 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Hmmmmmm…very interesting and good to see. Matt has already said what needed to be said, but I would also like to add a big thanks to Art. Not trying to assume anything, but should you choose to hand over the reigns, I just want you to know that is has been one nifty little site so far (and for the future I’m sure!) and has done a great job of getting under my skin over the last couple of years. Swerves and beyond! Cheers:)

Date: Mon Nov 25 16:47:21 2002
Name: marc
City/State/Country: austin, tx
Comment: What up?! Dave, looking forward to your new site or you helping with this one or whatever, whatever. Definately looking forward to the mp3’s though. Steve, I’m jealous that you are in San Francisco. Take a trip to City Lights bookstore and have a drink at the Vesuvio for me. We were supposed to rock the west coast in January but are going to be recording now. We’ll be out there before too long. Anyway, don’t forget to stay in touch. Werd.

Date: Mon Nov 25 09:25:43 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: thanks Dave, i’m sure i speak for everyone when i say thanks for the work, and we all can’t wait for the site to be done, thanks again

Date: Mon Nov 25 08:42:22 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hello fellow swervie’s. Sorry about the delay in responding, I was paying a long over due visit to my parent’s. You know how these things go. Anyway! I am please to announce that the swervedriver live site should be completed any time in the next few days (definatley before the end of this week) This week though i am going to be incredibly busy with University work. So it could be the weekend when its finished. I will also contact art about administration to this site. If i did end up being an admin, i would always take it up with the fellow members here before making any alterations. Thanks again for the support. Jez, ive sent you and Adam a mail. Thanks everyone. –Dave

Date: Sun Nov 24 19:26:13 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun Nov 24 09:11:46 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hey!! Respect to the Green-ness OK? Dave- don’t let Jez talk you into wearing fishnets!!

Date: Sun Nov 24 02:07:11 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Young whippersnappers! I LIKE this green colour!:)

Date: Sat Nov 23 23:32:26 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: ….And Dave was never to be heard from again. The End

Date: Sat Nov 23 23:07:47 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: I don’t Art at all, but I don’t see why he wouldn’t give it up, since he is not working it at all. Maybe you could lose this green color!! If nothing else, you could have it as a page for what Adam is up to, and we will glady keep you posted of shows and such. Send him(Art that is) a note, and see what happens! Cheers, Danno!

Date: Sat Nov 23 21:53:42 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Francisco, CA
Comment: Marc, Living in San Fran now. Will be back in Austin for the holidays. sorry we never got to do the swervie bash. maybe some other time. let me know if you guys are ever gonna hit the bay area on tour.

Date: Sat Nov 23 20:10:27 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: long gone
Comment: Dave’s done it now!

Date: Sat Nov 23 19:06:15 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: from work on a Saturday… :-(((
Comment: I can’t remember the last time Art checked in. How are ya, Art? Dave, give Art an email to see if he’d give you admin privileges.

Date: Sat Nov 23 18:13:40 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: Uh-Oh….. What’s happening here…..

Date: Sat Nov 23 17:09:20 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: (insert ‘Dragnet’ theme here)

Date: Sat Nov 23 12:56:09 2002
Name: jez
City/State/Country: Brisbane
Comment: Dave – contact me.dave2me@btinternet.com We need 2 talk. j….xxx

Date: Sat Nov 23 10:43:36 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: To be honest I would love to take over this site. I am sure that I could administrate it and keep it updated with news etc. With the help of everyone who comes on here of course. I sorry if this is insulting to you Art. I don’t mean to. Anyway cya all later! 😀

Date: Sat Nov 23 08:02:54 2002
Name: james
City/State/Country: brooklyn
Comment: hey adam your fans in brooklyn are wondering if you are going to play southpaw or northsix?

Date: Sat Nov 23 00:42:15 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Dave, it makes me wonder if somehow you or someone else could take over this site, since it’s owners never do anything w/ it! I mean other than this message board, this site is dead! Just a thought. Cheers, danno

Date: Fri Nov 22 15:04:20 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St,Helens
Comment: A Little announcement, the mp3s on geocities.com/swdliveandrare have been taken down a more comprehensive site is in the pipeline and will be completed around next week. Its got tons more mp3s which include swervedriver/adamfranklin and toshack highway. Stay tuned…I will tell you the address in the near future when its finished.

Date: Fri Nov 22 12:21:31 2002
Name: hel
City/State/Country: england
Comment: thanx for ur help-i will take ur advice and get ‘raise’

Date: Fri Nov 22 10:30:50 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: burp!
Comment: hel-get ‘raise’. I’m not sayin’ the first is the best but if I had to ditch everything in my life apart from one thing, it would be that album. I hope my girlfriend doesn’t check this board.

Date: Fri Nov 22 09:19:01 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: afternoon. saw j mascis last night in camden. just him and a guitar. absolutely excellent. he had this mad piece of kit that was essentially a sampler but triggred by pedals so he could play the normal chords of the song, loop it and then play some mad distortion solos over the top. did the usual great stuff – inc “the wagon” as the encore. not enough stuff off where you been though. (infact if he’d just played the whole of the album i’d have been happy) hel – for what its worth mezcal head is my favourite, but raise just has these mad unpolished heavy tunes on and cannot be beaten if you are going on a road trip.

Date: Fri Nov 22 08:48:06 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Was wondering if it’s “juggernaut rides” (30 %) or “juggernaut rides again” (70 %) ? Sometimes it is called in a way and the other in another way. Need some light.

Date: Fri Nov 22 00:47:42 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Thu Nov 21 20:24:37 2002
Name: marc (again)
City/State/Country: austin
Comment: Hey Hel in England…blindly pick up any swervedriver album and you’ll be just fine…your question is like asking, “I’m trying to decide which Monet painting to purchase,” or “I’m trying to figure out which Robert Pollard lyric is most poetic.” It’s all rather moot. But I suppose you could just go chronologically and purchase “Raise” first. Although, if you see “Ejector Seat Reservation” anywhere you should probably get that since it seems to be way out of print. Have fun getting in to the most criminally underrated band in rock history outside of Big Star.

Date: Thu Nov 21 20:16:24 2002
Name: marc o’ schatzi
City/State/Country: austin, tx
Comment: Hello fellow Swervies!!! What happened to the live and rare mp3s that were posted at geocities.com/swdliveandrare? Can some nice person post those again. Thanks. P.S. Hey Steve…are you still living in Austin…hope all is well!

Date: Thu Nov 21 17:55:46 2002
Name: sweviefan
City/State/Country: U.K
Comment: when’s jez’ book out?

Date: Thu Nov 21 16:53:11 2002
Name: hel
City/State/Country: england
Comment: hmmm…my message doesn’t appear to have been sent so i’ll try again. I’m interested in buying some swervedriver albums but i can only afford one or two at the moment so which do u recommend? thanx

Date: Thu Nov 21 16:30:41 2002
Name: hel
City/State/Country: england
Comment: hey all…i wanted to know your opinion-i want to buy some Swervedriver albums, but don’t have much money at the mo-which one should i buy first? thanx for ur help, hel

Date: Thu Nov 21 10:36:42 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: That’s the one, was on the tip of me tongue for ages!

Date: Thu Nov 21 10:18:35 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Thu Nov 21 10:16:38 2002 – look at the times we posted exactly!!! – vmc

Date: Thu Nov 21 10:17:31 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: oohhh psychic dave!

Date: Thu Nov 21 10:16:38 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Haw, do you mean a mosrite ventures?

Date: Thu Nov 21 10:16:38 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Either a Mostrite or Univox.

Date: Thu Nov 21 08:52:50 2002
Name: Haw
City/State/Country: Uni
Comment: He was playin a….canna mind the name, the Ramones played them heaps, Danelectro has a re-issue of ’em and young Cobain was partial to ’em in the Bleach era. Yabas!

Date: Thu Nov 21 06:07:23 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: NO JAZZMASTER!??!? What was he playing instead?

Date: Wed Nov 20 07:49:02 2002
Name: hawwwwwwwww
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Oh aye, whagameanyadobber??!!

Date: Wed Nov 20 07:48:04 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: yermaaww!!!
Comment: Chris- I saw it too! it was fucking brilliant! The Mustang vid was cool but no Jazzmaster slung round Adam’s neck, which was a bit of a surprise. Interview was class. I just happened to switch over after watching a really crappy movie on BBC1 with Alicia Silverstone in it…

Date: Wed Nov 20 05:06:51 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: GAAAAH! Cant believe I missed that one Chris!! Dave – Im up for that if the funds are OK. I’ve got rellys down in Preston I could visit at the same time. We’ll sort sommit out. Hairy haw – Ho! Lavyheed! Your gettin it!

Date: Wed Nov 20 01:53:01 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Hey Mike…about the “waves” theory…it is actually “ways”. I have the Japanese 99th Dream CD and it includes lyrics in English (and JAPANESE)!

Date: Tue Nov 19 23:05:32 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: United States of Swervemerica
Comment: Dave, I’m with you. It would be cool to finally meet some of my fellow Swervedriver geeks. Where do I have to go? I have to confess I don’t play much Swervedriver material on guitar, but it would be interesting to collaborate with like minded individuals on original material. later- B

Date: Tue Nov 19 12:39:33 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: There was a programme on ITV on Saturday night called Britpop forever at about 2am. I was the bollocks. It had interviews with some of the godfathers of UK indie including: Swervies, Ride, Lush, CHapterhouse and many others that i can’r remember. They played about 2 minutes of the Son of mustang ford video (which i’d never seen) and had an interview with Adam. I can’t really remember what he said (it was 2am on a saturday) but it ruled. I wish i taped it.

Date: Tue Nov 19 00:42:07 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Awesome site Dave. I’ve got a lot of stuff off of Audiogalaxy as well, but I can hardly wait for the She Weaves A Tender Trap find. Duress is excellent – the version I had of this recording was very poor and cut out about half way through. Thanks for that!:) Mike – I’m a “ways” man myself. Cheers!

Date: Mon Nov 18 19:45:44 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave what has the SWD Guru told you?

Date: Mon Nov 18 19:43:54 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Question: I have had 99th Dream since it came out back in March of 1998 and I have heard the title track hundreds of times. Tonite when I was listen to the cd (in the shower) I was thinking Adam was singing “Love your waves, Love your little waaaavvvvvessssss” Anyway the idea of “Space Travel Rock & Roll” and “Sail away over waves of electric oceans” made me think that mabee that WAS what he is singing, I have always thought it to be “ways” over “waves”. So does anyone care to reply and set me straight on this? Mabee Im just stoned.

Date: Mon Nov 18 18:07:58 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Right, I’ve just realised that I am completley Naieve when it comes to the world of swervedriver. I basically know this much about the band. (The Music, The Albums, The B-Sides, The Covers, The Guitars, Pedals, and a few songs adam has done acoustically) I have been speaking to someone who pretty much knows everything. I am completley clueless when it comes to everything else to do with them. Anyway… I am thinking maybe us from here who are guitarists/bassists should meet up and have a jam session. Perhaps over the summer holidays in 2003?

Date: Mon Nov 18 09:41:07 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Ian, ah want tae know how you ken ma maw’s a dancer!! Got any cheese for ma weeesel? Heh heh, he’s a stinky wee man!

Date: Mon Nov 18 07:15:17 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Just a wee one to let youz know our single is out today on B-Unique records. Its called The Smoke. More info at terradiablo.com. Not sure where you can order it from but if anyone wants one giz a shout at yermawsadancer@yahoo.co.uk.

Date: Sun Nov 17 10:08:34 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I’ve just found a live version of She Weaves a Tender Trap. The quality is so great that It sounds like the studio version! Adam speaks at the end of this one, its great! The chorus tremolo picking gives me the chills. Good Stuff indeed.

Date: Sun Nov 17 06:30:40 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Hello Fellow Swervies! I have been very lucky and managed to find quite a few live mp3’s of Swervedriver and Adam Franklin. Swervedriver live tracks ive found are: Rave Down, Directors Cut Of Your Life, Sandblasted, Up From The Sea AND….AND….SON OF MUSTANG FORD! (its excellent!) The acoustic adam franklin songs ive found so far are: Sci Flyer! The Other Jesus, The Watchmakers Hands, and Over. I am going to be getting so more webspace in the near future, so I will upload the lot of them on one big site soon! Im also going to improve the interface and make the site look quite cool. I’m thinking a 99th Dream kind of theme.

Date: Sun Nov 17 02:04:15 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: by the way, if you’re interested in all types of cool new and old music and try to stay away from the crap that THE MASS MEDIA (that evil bastard) perpetuates, then join in every Thursday @ 10pm @ cjlo.com

Date: Sun Nov 17 02:01:49 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: O.K. So here’s the deal. I was pleasantly surprised to hear some chatter about Failure on the board. Swervedriver fans should (in a just world) be Failure fans. And for anyone interested I will be spotlighting the work of Ken Andrews and Failure this Thursday at 10pm (eastern standard time). Log in to cjlo.com (I think you need realplayer) and check out some kick ass material. Next month I’m going to do a Swervedriver spotlight. Take care kids!

Date: Sat Nov 16 20:12:32 2002
Name: marc lucas
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: hey dave! thank you for the link. i guess i will have to keep checking on ebay to get the singles for the moment.cause i really want all the songs they ever recorded. also, if anyone needs help to play montreal. feel free to email me. i can get you a show no problem. love marc

Date: Sat Nov 16 03:58:33 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: http://www.geocities.com/swdrareandlive <— check it out Marc. could be the answer to your problems?

Date: Sat Nov 16 00:41:03 2002
Name: marc lucas
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: hello! i would like to know if someone around have a cdr with most of swervedriver’s bsides. i have all their records and few singles but i know i miss a lot and as you know they are not around anymore so it would be great to listen to those songs i never heard. i am ready to pay $$ for it, no problem love marc mintakaconsp@hotmail.com i play in lae-tseu …also in daddy’s hands but we broke up…, we do not sound like swervedriver at all but we do love them. you can hear us here www.plaster.ca/mintaka

Date: Fri Nov 15 23:56:49 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: mike….are you going to see “karate” next week at the middle east? i think the are playing nyc this week as well….

Date: Fri Nov 15 17:59:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo, ny
Comment: Ian — Yer songs kicked my ass. ” ‘S Alright” reminded me of Neil Young / Nick Drake sorta music. Very cool indeed. mmmmm………… Buckfast………………

Date: Fri Nov 15 17:50:30 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: ZigZag – thanks for the offer, I *am* sort of committed right now – just played at Phyllis’ last Saturday night, recording some basic tracks for demos next week, will be at Phyllis’ again January 10, working on Double Door, Metro or The Abbey next. However… if by some absolute miracle Adam called me up, I’d drop everything in a NYC minute 🙂 Always curious to hear new material, though – I have open ears – I shoot you an email soon.

Date: Fri Nov 15 15:01:59 2002
Name: Valentine#3
City/State/Country: BKLYN
Comment: What’s up everyone! I’m a little late, but yes, great show at the mercury. Adam just got a visa to work in the states for a year, so we’ll all get a chance to see him in NY and hopefully for the rest of you, he’ll do some traveling. The show was super laid back and we got to hear some new stuff that’s coming up on the Toshack/Sianspheric split due January or Feburary…..Looks like some good times ahead!

Date: Fri Nov 15 12:28:08 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I’m so excited for year of the rabbit. I was definitely sad to see Failure go back when… I have been following their website, and it appears that they have released a 4 track ep already. The song, Hunted, on their website is really nice. The lp should be out sometime in early 2003.

Date: Fri Nov 15 09:53:45 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hello my little plum puddings!Speaking of tunings and stuff. I found I can get roughly the same sound as the “waaw, waaw, waa, waaaa waaaaaaa”s on Duress last night by stiking a distortion through a Jimi Hendrix fuzz and a vox wah, playing the notes a semi tone down, pushing down on the wammy to start with and letting it go gradually. S’aurite init!Does anyone know what they actually used for that? Thought it might be a Digitech wammy wah or something. Just noticed our website terradiablo.com has been updated and its got the b side to our single thats out on Monday if anyone wants a listen. Shameless plug I know but the more Swervies on board the better I reckon!!

Date: Fri Nov 15 01:54:44 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Matt, I will shoot that photo to Dave tomorrow, so all can see it. It is not great, cause the light was low, and my exposure was long, but it’s not bad either. No, I don’t play much of anything other than a few cameras!! I’m one of those frustrated music lovers who can’t play a damn thing! I just have to live vicariously through friends who can play, and then I just take photos of them for whatever reason. You should have said hello, I wouldn’t have cared. I’m new to the area, so always looking to meet new people, especially those that really love music. As we can tell by this board, it is a small world for those of us that have a true passion for what passes through our ears, so we might as well meet each other if we have the opportunity. Along those same lines, when Adam plays another gig here, if anyone from out of town wants to come see the gig, I’ll have a bit extra room in the new place that I’m monving into in Brooklyn next month, if someone needs a place to crash for a day or 2. Just let me know ahead of time. It’s no problem at all. Finally, for those of you who are still blown away by the band Failure, long after their demise, I just found out that Ken Andrews has a new band that sounds like a slightly poppier Failure. The band is called “Year of the Rabbit, and you can hear one track, as well as get a link to a full show that they have played in LA. Everyone who has seen and heard, says that the stuff is great. www.yearoftherabbit.com. Sorry this was so long. Cheers, Danno

Date: Fri Nov 15 01:46:47 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chi-Town Rustler
Comment: Dan’l…Yr a drummer, eh? Our band’s looking for a drummer. E-mail me if you’d like and I can send you a link to our mp3’s. Definitely ear-worthy stuff, a band called peel. analogblips@hotmail.com

Date: Fri Nov 15 01:04:28 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i only asked him about the tunings for sandblasted and mezcal head stuff, sandblasted is in standard, and some stuff on mezcal head is c g c g or something i dont remember cuz i couldnt believe i was talkin to him, the pedals he used last nite that i could see were a digital delay, eq, volume pedal, tuner, and one more i coulnt see that was maybe an echo pedal, he used the capo alot and pretty high up on some songs too this is the only one i remeber G,C,D,G,C,D low to hi later all

Date: Thu Nov 14 21:26:48 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Matt – Share with us the information you got on tunings from Adam. He is a great player, fingerpickin that acoustic geetar and all. Did he have any toys(pedals) with him last nite?

Date: Thu Nov 14 20:23:26 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Dave, you are a god among men, thanks a million times over dude for that, i cant wait for more, if you could rotate them every month that would be so great, and if you could update it whenever you can that would be even better man, thanks. Danno, thats funny i saw you walk in and you were talkin to adam i heard you say adam hey my names dan im a big fan, and i was gonna see if you were the person on here but i was like if hes not im gonna feel a little stupid, that was such a great show, he’s a sick player, i was talkin tunings with him a little, i wish some people werent as rude as they were talkin and whatnot but it was great either way, id love to see the pic you took… do you play guitar also?? just curious…swervedriver for life!!!

Date: Thu Nov 14 18:29:04 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: D’ OH!!! I’ll have to have chizzy dwnload the songs…. Goddamn PC /Macintosh discrepencies. Why can’t they sort their shit out and call it a day?

Date: Thu Nov 14 18:22:27 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Adam is looking for people to gig with? Here’s a drummer in Chicago – dyin’ to star in the sequel…

Date: Thu Nov 14 18:03:18 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: send it me at mezcal_head@hotmail.com

Date: Thu Nov 14 17:29:16 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: Adam Franklin Town
Comment: Dave(Santa), should you have a place to host or post the photo I took last night, you are welcome to do so. Just give me an email here as to where I should send it!

Date: Thu Nov 14 17:27:14 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Matt, that was me w/ the Polaroid camera. The shot came out ok I guess, and I even showed it to Adam. So yeah, he is really great guy, and we are lucky here in NY, since is going to be in the area for A LITTLE WHILE YET, so there will be other shows. He said that he would like to get a couple more people to play w/ him perhaps. But, yes the set was very good, and Harry & Maggie was a welcome surprise to me, as that may be my fav SWD tune. Thanks to whomever requested that from him. Cheers, Dan

Date: Thu Nov 14 15:54:36 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – The live version of Duress was recorded at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge Ma. during July of 1997. I know because I was there right in front of Adam. It was the last song and the club wouldnt let them do an encore, bastards. The 4 of them looked like they jumped in a pool, it was sooooo hot that nite and the club is very small and it was sold out. Good times, hope to see them live again. I think the version of Duel is from that show also.

Date: Thu Nov 14 15:40:36 2002
Name: Dave aka Santa
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Hey Kids! Christmas has come early….. I’ve uploaded the 6 Swervedriver live tracks…. I am quite low on bandwidth this month from the 2 sites ive used. So its a first come first served basis. Until next month… If you get an error message, it basically means im out of bandwidth…temporarily though. ENJOY…… http://www.geocities.com/swdrareandlive <—- go get em!

Date: Thu Nov 14 15:25:49 2002
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City/State/Country:  
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Date: Thu Nov 14 15:15:49 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Sometimes livng on the west coast really blows. I wish I could have been there. I hope I didn’t miss the last acoustic show (ever)?? Later, Z.

Date: Thu Nov 14 12:04:56 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: toofarfromnyc
Comment: You all are a bunch of lucky, lucky bastards. Sounds like it was an amazing show. And Dave — You’re my new hero. I wish I had the motivation ( and songs to contribute ) to help out like you are. Cheers man…….

Date: Thu Nov 14 09:51:53 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Dave, it was awesome to talk to Adam, when he first walked out i was like, uh uh uh uh, should i say somehting, and i was kind of staring, haha, and he looked in my direction and i just kind waved and said hi, haha i felt so stupid, but he was totally cool, the funny thing was i said before the show that if i got a chance to meet him i had all these questions and whatnot, and when i started talkin i had a complete brain-fart and forgot most of them, oh well, it was still cool.the other jesus and 99th dream sounded so fuckin cool…oh man, hes a great player too, i never realized it until i saw it from 3 feet away. Was anyone here the guy who took a pic of adam with a polaroid camera last night? i was standing right next to you if you were…cant wait for the new single, the cover song he did was good too, dont remember the name of it though,, i was gonna try to chat with him after but i think he had friends there so i decided to not bother him..haha all in all it was a great experience, i got to meet “the man” and hear some great music, cant wait to hear more in the future

Date: Thu Nov 14 09:27:20 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: When it seems so real I can just close my eyes and it’s real…oh well. I saw you guys last night with adam. the hitcher sounded great, and the new songs that are going to be on the new split cd w/sianspheric sound REALLY good…Ann cries and swears…

Date: Thu Nov 14 08:36:27 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: Great show at Mercury last night! I guess I did see you there Matt while Adam was packing up – I interjected to say great show but didn’t stay to chat. I thought that might have been one of us here. Unbelievable acoustic versions of songs I would never expect to hear that way: 99th Dream, the Other Jesus, Harry and Maggie! Of course the Hitcher as well, but thats on the last Toshack EP. Incredible stuff, sorry to hear that was the last acoustic set. But any Swervedriver is good Swervedriver.

Date: Thu Nov 14 05:25:07 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I wouldn’t really know what to say to Adam, other than guitar orientated questions. I wouldn’t really mention anything to do with swervie to him because he is probably sick of that. I would probably just say something to say im apprieciative of swervedrivers work. It’s great to hear you got to chat to the man himself Matt. It’s nice to see he isnt one of these artists who don’t really want to interact with the fans. Cya later, and I’ll get crackin on the site soon. Is there anyone who has live swervedriver material? I need a bit more… Bye Bye

Date: Thu Nov 14 00:24:27 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Dave, thanks a million man, we all appreciate it….i cant wait, let us all know….i went to see adam tonight and it was amazing, i was hangin by the bar, and adam came out and went to get a drink, i was like oh man cool, i said hi, and we chatted for a little bit, he said its maybe the last of the acoustic things he might do, he said he wants to get something with drums and bass going, so, i asked him some tuning questions, stuff like that, i asked him for an autograph, and he seemed suprised almost turned red kind of, i was like oh if you dont want to its cool, and he said he could draw me something, he drew me a picture of a tree, i have no idea what it meant but, heh, i actually brougt toshack highway to get signed but i left it in the car, and the club wouldnt let you back out. so i had to have him use the directions i printed out to the club, haha. anyways it was an amazing show, i wanted to talk to him more but i didnt know what to say. i said its impossible to find SWD albums and he kinda nodded and said yeah i know, “you can still get mezcal head” he said, i said i have that, all in all it was a great show, and i got to talk to adam which made the night…well thanks for reading my ramblings, anyone else who went id be interested to read what you have to say too

Date: Wed Nov 13 15:46:41 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Alright, I’ll have it done by the weekend…. Ill have live stuff on first…

Date: Wed Nov 13 10:55:47 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Dave, that would be great if you could do it, i would but i am very non computer savy. No one needs a stylish site, just something that has the songs, just call the site “live and rare swervedriver” or something close to that. i would prefer like live stuff, maybe you could put up like a complete live concert, so we and other fans could hear what a complete live show sounded like, or do something where like you rotate the songs every month, like one months its concert stuff, one month its B-sides, one month rarities and interviews….maybe that way everyone can hear what they like, i personally would love to hear some concerts but, Dave whatever you can do would be great and i as im sure everyone else does appreciates anything you can do

Date: Wed Nov 13 05:18:30 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Who’s gonna make the site? By the looks of things i’ve been apointed. I can’t really be bothered at the moment, with making a reallt stlyish site. So I’ll make one that just has 6 links that allow downloading. I’m also a bit hard up and cant afford a domain name, so it going to be http://www.geocities.com/ give me some suggestions for the site name. liveswerve? i dunno…. I’ll upload them tonight as zip files, because geocities doesnt allow mp3s to be uploaded. How about I upload some Rareties and b-sides? I’ve got tons… Tell me what you all think.. –Dave ~~~swerve on~~~

Date: Wed Nov 13 03:01:57 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: You know that feeling when you’ve listened to a disk a hundred million times and then you give it a break for a little while, and then decide to pop it in again one Wednesday afternoon and it still hits you like a ton of bricks like it did when you first heard it? 99th Dream is doing that to me right now. Hasn’t left the player. Missing you!:)

Date: Tue Nov 12 23:30:20 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Well, this is a bummer, but if you are going to the show on Wednesday, it is SOLD OUT. So unless, you already have tickets(which I don’t), you may not get in! Perhaps Adam will play another show in the area soon. Anyone have another ticket they need to unload, drop me a note. danielliott70@hotmail.com. Cheers, Danno

Date: Tue Nov 12 21:54:19 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Elvis, i ordered them with my credit card off of ticketweb, you pick them up at the window before the show, see if you can do it that way. Steve, i would definitely enjoy anything live by Swervedriver, i dont see why anyone thinks the band would get offended by us sharing this music, A) its live stuff and B)no one is trying to sell it or make a profit off of it. i dont know how everyone else feels about it but i think its a tribute to the band more than anything else, i would think they would feel honored….an unofficial site would be good, but i think it would just be better to add it to this site maybe so everyone will know its existence

Date: Tue Nov 12 12:43:02 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: For those going to Mercury Lounge in NYC on Wednesday – you have to be at the doors at 7pm to get the tickets. No pre-sale – tickets are $15. Cannot wait! Saw them in 1998 in Hoboken and it damn near changed my benchmark for appreciating live shows.

Date: Tue Nov 12 11:09:27 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Francisco, CA formerly Austin, TX
Comment: Matt, I have managed to collect a decent amount of live tracks. I downloaded just about everyting off of AudioGalaxy before it went down. I have burned it on to CD, but most of it is still on my harddrive. The stuff that isnt I can put back. Some of the quality is really good some bad. I assume most of you are like me though and will love all of it. I hope that the sharing thing wont offend any of the band memebers. Their music is just to good to go unheard.

Date: Tue Nov 12 10:46:47 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I think as long as you name it as an unofficial site its ok. You could email swervestock and ask. Im sure they’ll be in contact with them.

Date: Tue Nov 12 02:21:03 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: Shouldn’t we ask the agreement of the band before to proceed with this site?

Date: Tue Nov 12 00:24:43 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Dave, one way to have all this on one place is to have an FTP server. It sort of works in the same way that Napster worked. One person hosts it,and maintains it, and then passes the password info out to the others to be able to go and downlaod as they like. I don’t full on know how to do it, but I have downloaded from one many times. I do also have a full show that I can contribute, but couldn’t tell you the full set list at this time. Cheers, Danno

Date: Mon Nov 11 12:52:26 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: thanks Dave, thats good, does anyone else have live Swervedriver CD’s or Concerts on CD that they can upload? i would but i dont have any..Dave, maybe you can have more people send you stuff and you can upload them and it can be the site i was talking about where anyone can go and listen to live SWD, ill help anyway i can, im sure other people have live stuff on here that they can send to Dave or post somewhere…maybe link everything from this site, like add a LIVE SONGS section to this site to all the sites from people like Dave who have stuff posted, i dont know shit about sites, making them i mean, so i cant help with that but i do know how to convert tracks to mp3 format so i could help with that, and i can also convert cassette to CD so that too, Dave let me know, email me mpavlic@yahoo.com anyone else with live stuff who wants to help please post on here, i think this is a great idea for all fans, especially the ones who have never gotten the chance to see SWD live…

Date: Mon Nov 11 10:05:44 2002
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: West Coast
Comment: Damn.. I’d love to see adam live. I know NY is cool, but i hope you manage to get out west some time.. You have a lot of fans out here.. all the best.. J.D.

Date: Mon Nov 11 09:15:43 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ok, I’ll get them uploaded to my site. I’ve got these live mp3’s: Blowin Cool, Last Train To Satansville, Duress (excellent 12 minute version!) Maelstrom, The Juggernaught Rides again, Duel and…..oh there is one more i think…. Anyway ill upload the lot of em and give u all the link on here. Swerve On NEW YORK NEW YORK

Date: Mon Nov 11 07:12:18 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: on a bit of a downer…
Comment: Adam plays New York…….You lucky, lucky sods!

Date: Mon Nov 11 07:08:55 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Danno-Did you manage to get the recording done? How’d it sound? Jezabell was up on the board a while ago talking about mixing a few of the live shows. Anyone know what happened about it?

Date: Mon Nov 11 06:43:56 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stock’n’roll
Comment: Life Without Buildings have declared they are ‘as a band’, no more. Sad indeed…Janes Addiction playing Big Day Out 2003. Swervedriver..try and book in a time to play at the Big Day Out at around dusk, see you there…. I can dream can’t I!?

Date: Mon Nov 11 03:20:50 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: my idea was to have one big site where all fans could come and download and listen to live swervedriver recordings for free…

Date: Mon Nov 11 03:19:55 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i think it would be better if you uploaded them to your site, that way they can be there for all SWD fans to download, and we can all as fans listen without getting ripped off on ebay for bootlegs…if you could upload them and then post the address where we can all get them on here that would be great….let us know..

Date: Sun Nov 10 23:25:06 2002
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Date: Sun Nov 10 17:14:10 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ive got about 6 mp3’s on my computer of Swervedriver playing live. If you want me to send them you via microsoft network messenger (MSN) add me to your contacts list. mezcal_head@hotmail.com or alternatively I could upload them to my website no problem for download? But i dont want to annoy any swervedriver members. What do you all think?

Date: Sun Nov 10 02:59:19 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: Be sure I’d be the last to complain, having never seen a Swervedriver show because of the lack of concerts here since 1994 (when I was 13 and didn’t even know Swervedriver). So, it would sure be the best way for me to hear about this famous Swervedriver live sound so many times highlighted in this guestbook.

Date: Sat Nov 9 18:05:25 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: hey everyone, is there anyone on here who has swervedriver bootlegs? i have been looking to trade for a LONG time and no one writes back or follows through on it, i have a 6 page list of stuff i have to trade if anyone is interested. mpavlic@yahoo.com also i had an idea, i am going to the show on wed myself also and was planning on recording it, so i can transfer it to CD and my idea was to have someone here maybe host it so everyone here can download it, if anyone else has anything else too, my idea was to add a download section to this site or a link to a site from here that we can all download swervedriver bootlegs to listen to so we enjoy their live sound, what does anyone else think, i think its a great idea and ive seen it on other sites before…i would help out well post your ideas people…

Date: Sat Nov 9 16:14:54 2002
Name: hello
City/State/Country: here
Comment: I * SWD

Date: Sat Nov 9 16:10:42 2002
Name: Bill Spectre
City/State/Country: Oz
Comment: Record away – I’m sure he won’t mind.

Date: Sat Nov 9 08:15:09 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: soon to be brooklyn
Comment: So I am planning to go to the show Wednesday, and I might have to find Adam and ask a few questions. Anyone have any that they want asked, other than is Swervie going to get together again, and make us all happy? Also, does anyone know what Adam’s feeling are on recording his shows? I thought of doing this, but don’t care to piss him off, or steal from him, if he is not keen on such a thing! Cheers, Danno

Date: Fri Nov 8 23:21:34 2002
Name: Some kind of idiot
City/State/Country: x
Comment: Hey everyone! if you hurry you may get a chance to buy the promo of 99th Dream on the Geffen label from E-bay! the “buy it now” feature offers the cd for only $40! -Also for a limited time you can bid on burned cd of Adam’s solo concert in Copenhagen! And that is only up to $16.50 as we speak! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Date: Fri Nov 8 21:44:13 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: You look like you’ve been losing sleep.

Date: Fri Nov 8 14:25:08 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I sure wish Adam would be playing in Los Angeles. You NYCers are lucky dawgs!

Date: Fri Nov 8 09:41:19 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: HOW DO YOU GET TIX FOR THE MERCURY SHOW? There are none available online, although Mercury says there are. I will be there with bells on…

Date: Wed Nov 6 23:23:37 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey all, all this talk of Slowdive has me reminiscing. Talk about a great band that sounded that much better live. Hey Dan’l, I was wondering what all those sound bites were from in ESR as well. Maybe Adam will show up and let us know 🙂 Dream Well Swervies

Date: Wed Nov 6 16:00:02 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: NYC area
Comment: madina, thanks for the info. I will be there, and hope some other swervie fans in the area will be as well. Cheers, Danno

Date: Wed Nov 6 13:25:15 2002
Name:  
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Date: Wed Nov 6 12:33:18 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Hi all. Looking for a copy of the passenger is wired. Live bootleg thingy. If anyone has this I’m in the UK. Email Sebastian4@btinternet.com Cheers.

Date: Wed Nov 6 12:07:03 2002
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Date: Wed Nov 6 10:51:37 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Dan’l– Let’s just hope yer stellar caprice will never be in flames!!!

Date: Wed Nov 6 05:48:45 2002
Name: Superstellar Raygun
City/State/Country: Cosmic
Comment: I checked that list too, and they didn’t seem to be asking quite as much as you. I don’t mind you wanting to sell the stuff. Hell, I got some great stuff off e-bay. I just don’t wanna see people get ripped off. Ultimately this is just my opinion. The folks on this board are probably perfectly capable of making up their own minds.

Date: Tue Nov 5 19:38:37 2002
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: New York, NY
Comment: Adam Franklin will be doing a solo gig in New York City at the Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. He will be opening for The Divine Comedy. Set time is 8:30pm. check out www.mercuryloungenyc.com for info

Date: Tue Nov 5 18:59:41 2002
Name: sockboy
City/State/Country: albany ny usa
Comment: where are my swervies? – wish they’d record another cd

Date: Tue Nov 5 18:30:36 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Hey… guess what I bought last Saturday? A ’88 Caprice! A Stellar Caprice!

Date: Tue Nov 5 02:28:44 2002
Name: X.
City/State/Country: the states
Comment: Superstellar Ray-Gun: Certainly jump to conclusions dontcha? My records/CDs have been stored for years, so has Swerviestock’s overstock. What’s the difference? I checked that list out — I’m sure they asked a pretty penny for some of those 12″s. There’s Swervie stuff on Ebay all the time… go look. People have advertised their goods for sale on this board… check back a ways. There might be a time in your life when you choose to part ways with your Swervie stuff — you never know.

Date: Mon Nov 4 23:42:57 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Have any of you Aussies heard a song called shifting sands by the mabels? It’s awesome. That’s all. Zach

Date: Mon Nov 4 15:13:04 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: never say never….swervedriverstock@yahoo.co.uk

Date: Mon Nov 4 11:39:22 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: Can someone please post the email address for Swerviestock Thanks!

Date: Mon Nov 4 08:55:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: its www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/musicscotland/air for the listings and www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/ to listen in. Hope yous can make it.

Date: Mon Nov 4 08:49:54 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: ‘elo! My band Terra Diablo are going to be on Radio Scotland tonite doing an acoustic session if any one fancies tuning in. Its between 7 and 9pm our time and you can listen via the internet at the Radio Scotland web site. I’ll get the address in a mo.

Date: Mon Nov 4 05:23:46 2002
Name: Superstellar Ray-Gun
City/State/Country: Tupelo
Comment: Hmmm,looks like someone bought a load of stuff from Swervedriver.com, never played it/appreciated it an’ is tryin’ to get a profit on e-bay. “Buy it now for 25 dollars”? Come on, man!

Date: Sun Nov 3 18:59:27 2002
Name: X.
City/State/Country: the states
Comment: Clearing out my Swervie collection… need the money. Ebay ID: mokatu — take a look. Thanks.

Date: Sun Nov 3 17:53:59 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo, ny
Comment: single aussie girl– Let’s get married, me & you…….. Chizzo, Let’s drink some homebrew… And come to think of it, let’s fuggin’ record a goddamn album this winter. Actually, the sooner the better, that way, we can put the older songs behind us (so to speak), and get on to NEW material. Know what I mean? Cheers……..

Date: Sun Nov 3 17:01:33 2002
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Date: Sun Nov 3 09:29:19 2002
Name: single aussie girl
City/State/Country: in aussie (and still single)
Comment: single aussie girl, from what has been said… why am I still single???? Hmm…. (p.s. I can drink ALL OF YAS under the table, yes, ME under the table literally.. and you still quite happily [And Sober] above the table!!)

Date: Sat Nov 2 18:54:21 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: land of the lost
Comment: It’s been awhile since I last spoke to y’all, but I check in now and then to see what’s going on. Still no Swerve dates! -unless I lived in the U.K. then I could at least see Adam. They don’t need a new album, just tour on old material! anyway, anyone ever heard Majesty Crush? I strongly suggest it. Anything by them is great, but it might be hard to find since they don’t exist anymore, and they were from Detroit- circa ’93. I still have Swervedriver vids, but haven’t got the chance to make copies that are of very good quality. The tape I have is good on the quality of their videos, but not on the live material. Live quality is maybe a C-, vids are probably a B. Is that okay? Let me know. -B

Date: Sat Nov 2 16:36:29 2002
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Date: Fri Nov 1 21:23:25 2002
Name: Dr. Loomis
City/State/Country: Haddonfield, Illinois
Comment: I shot him six times!! He’s not a man!!

Date: Fri Nov 1 13:11:49 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: boingy room # 3
Comment: ‘sup fools? been lying low, just listened to raise in my new ride & thought of alla you peeps. (roy, how you rikey your new ride?)Silly how twin brothers who live 5 minutes from each other gotta communicate on the swervie board, give m’ azz a call. Let’s us drink sum brew. (witches’ brew…) Howdy all!

Date: Fri Nov 1 02:24:05 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: facts about Finland: We too have massive amounts of unpopulated tracks of land (might be the because Finland’s the land of thousands of lakes), and we finns can easily drink all of you under the table any day; we’ll even give you handicap by having had an evening out the night before. Also Finland is notorious for our suicide statistics (from October to nearly April the sun never raises so it’s pretty much up to the alcohol to cheer us up…) But luckily there’s still good tunes to listen to ie. THE SWERVEDRIVER!

Date: Fri Nov 1 01:04:46 2002
Name: Scorpius1001@attbi.com
City/State/Country: Boulder Colorado USA
Comment: Jesus H Christ! We need Swervedriver back! Sure we have the Dandy Warhols and shit but damn Sonic youth coulda used ya on their tour! WE NEED to bombard Adam with E-mails…git yer shit together fans!

 

Date: Thu Oct 31 15:23:47 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: mmmmmmm Aussie Women…. top stuff

Date: Thu Oct 31 13:28:15 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Torontobourne
Comment: OK, knowing there’s a fair amount of aussies on the board I thought I’d come on and rant a little blurb on my soon to be austraila connection. First of, we Canadians love Austraila, and in many ways, the two countries have a lot in common. You have massive amounts of umpopulated tracks of land, we have massive amounts of unpopulated tracks of land; you produce a good chunk of the directors, actors, super-models that give hollywood any credibility, as do we (with a slant towards comedy. If anything, we’re WAY funnier than you guys); and lastly, but not leastly, we both love to drink our faces off. Now, I guess this can be said about most countries – You know, the ol’ “hey, I’m English and I can drink you under the table mate”, “oh yeah, well I’m Irish, and I can drink YOU under the table mate” thing. Here in Canada, we don’t use the word “mate”, and generally slap anybody who does. Anyways, I digress. Long story short: My best friend is marrying an aussie and they’re moving thousands of miles away, over a whole ocean, to Melbourne (sp?). This is frustrating. I’ve known this guy for 18 years, and then some hottie with accent happens by and its all over. Just like that. No more best friend. And what makes it even more frustrating is that there is more than enough hotties here in Canada (see above). What the fuck? This Saturday is her going away party. She has to head over there now, sponsor my friend, and then he goes over in the new year. For the record, my friend loves the swervies, beer, and coral reefs. An Austrailan-Canadian is going to be one deadly combination. Happy Halloween and Cheers!

Date: Thu Oct 31 09:54:49 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: I don’t know why, but for some reason I already knew that! Why do I know that?

Date: Thu Oct 31 02:20:10 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Funny fact concerning Slowdive…. Christian Saville (now in monster Movie), the second guitarist of the band, is nowadays apparently (not 100% sure of this) the webmaster of the Finland’s national football team’s fan site (found at http://www.finland-football.net)… Beats me how this all has come about, but I reckon that Finnish player Aki Riihilahti ( of Crystal Palace) might have something to do with this…

Date: Thu Oct 31 01:21:30 2002
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Date: Wed Oct 30 20:08:08 2002
Name: dan
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Oh Yeah…one more thing…No excuses for Americans because given the ludicrous exchange rate, this album (if ordered online) wont cost more than a couple of measly bucks. Trust me, from one Swervie fan to another.

Date: Wed Oct 30 20:04:27 2002
Name: dan
City/State/Country: montreal canada
Comment: O.K. it’s great to hear all you guys talking about Slowdive and MBV because they are still some of the best bands out there. As a matter of fact, Neil Halstead is still doing incredible things with Mojave 3 and his solo project. But check this out–if it is day time out there, no matter where you are, go out to the local record store and order a CD entitled (& YET & Yet) by a Canadian band called Do MAke Say Think. If they can’t get it, order it online from Constellation records (Godspeed’s label) and though they don’t sound like Godspeed this band will blow your goddamn minds people. Take my words for it…this instrumental band (and bands in this vein) is THE band of the future. Trust me…their three albums are great, but this one changed the way I heard music. Absolutely brilliant work. Peace

Date: Wed Oct 30 18:29:43 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: OK… trivia time. During ESR (the song itself), there’s a few sound bites – “people rely on TV to a much greater degree…” Now, one of these sounds like that woman from “The Buckets” – “Don’t forget! We all hang up our stockings tomorrow night!” Anybody ever hear any dirt about the significance of any of these bites?

Date: Wed Oct 30 16:29:55 2002
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Date: Wed Oct 30 14:46:55 2002
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Date: Wed Oct 30 08:36:42 2002
Name: Jesus
City/State/Country: London, UK
Comment: Does anyone know the latest on Swervdrivers whereabouts? Have they called it a day? I know Adam has been doing his solo thing but the Swervies profile has been getting higher over here thanks to that kid from the Vines. There was even a small piece in the NME the other week. Might be a good time for a come back gig.

Date: Wed Oct 30 07:32:09 2002
Name: hairy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Nah, when the time came i was skint so I never ended up getting anything. Anybody tried to drink the tequila?

Date: Tue Oct 29 17:04:32 2002
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Date: Tue Oct 29 16:52:40 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Hairy– My man, din’t you snatch up a copy when swervestock had ’em up fer grabs??? And Dave, you’ve made me fall for Slowdive all over again… The autumn air, cold weather and Slowdive all mix up to be a very potent nostalgic cocktail…. (sigh…….) Anyway I don’t think I’ve heard “Machine Gun” in any ads. cheers.

Date: Tue Oct 29 16:41:26 2002
Name: Derek (Down)
City/State/Country: NY
Comment: A little off topic (not that there’s been a whole lot of swerve topic here lately) I have more info on Sianspheric. They’re playing tomorrow night (30th) at the Knitting Factory @ 11:00pm. I think I’ll check it out. If any other swervies are going let me know…………………………………………………and I still hate yr kind.

Date: Tue Oct 29 15:59:40 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: angersville
Comment: Bastardo!!!! Lost an e-bay auction for an ESR promo with ‘its all happening now now’ on it!! Shit! shit! shit! shit! shit!

Date: Tue Oct 29 14:12:05 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chi Town
Comment: I have an original Big Muff. I got it for $20 at a second-hand shop that had asoulutely nothing to do with music. Thats probably how I got it for that price…he had no idea what it was worth! I have a russian one too, its much different, but still cool. I have all of these mp3’s converted to .wav of Swervedriver rareties from the days-o-Napster. I have no idea the names of the songs, but I have a stockload of ’em…

Date: Tue Oct 29 13:37:00 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Ok here is a review for one of swervedriver’s gigs. Its a bad review but I think it makes me like the band even more… The review mentions bleeding ears, and the band making a fender jazzmaster sound like a Thundering G.T.O car. Hehehe….. http://www.dropd.com/issue/92/Swervedriver/ theres the link…. Im chuffed. ive ordered myself a russian big muff, it should be at my house tomorrow. Yeaaay

Date: Tue Oct 29 04:15:59 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK (well not really) More Like Huddersfield
Comment: The song machine gun sounds so familiar to me. I am sure I heard it before somewhere. Has it been used on any tv adverts or film soundtracks? Thanks…

Date: Mon Oct 28 23:51:05 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC.
Comment: The song, “Here She Comes”, on Souvlaki, remains to be one of the most hauntingly, beautiful laments that I have ever heard. “It’s so lonely in this place… so cold I can’t believe”…

Date: Mon Oct 28 09:38:28 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Saw Explosions in the Sky last nite. They got a good thing going, nice guitars.

Date: Mon Oct 28 07:32:12 2002
Name: Edwina Currie
City/State/Country: Westminster
Comment: Jez in a black cocktail dress….. takes all sorts I suppose….

Date: Mon Oct 28 07:28:12 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Dave- nice one fella! ‘Souvlaki Space Station’ is indeed an Awesome, awesome choon. Royboy-cheers for that, it’s always good to see a living legend now and again!

Date: Sun Oct 27 19:19:07 2002
Name: pookeye
City/State/Country: Cleveland/OH/USA
Comment: Just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what is going on with SWD. I Haven’t heard much at all.. a bummer if u ask me. hope things start working out soon. I was reading some past posts, and i was wondering if anyone has a compilation of Videos at all. in good quality. maybe we can make a VCD of it.. that would be cool.. I have a DVD burner if anyone has any ideas on how to make it SUPER HIGH QUALITY. heheh anyways i’m gonna shut up now.

Date: Sun Oct 27 10:53:43 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Thanks! I’ve heard all them songs you mentioned, except country rain. I’ll check out the site now.

Date: Sun Oct 27 10:38:57 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Dave — ‘Atta boy!!! A quick google search for both turned up a site called www.musicstack.com. Kinda like a music marketplace. ALL KINDS OF MBV available for sale!!! Hmmmm… song titles… If you like the spacey stuff, “Machine Gun”, “When the Sun Hits”and “Country Rain” by Slowdive are pretty sweet. “To Here Knows When”, “Loomer” well, the entire Loveless album! Good luck, and congratulations man!!!

Date: Sun Oct 27 07:47:13 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: City-O-Chi
Comment: Theres a good band called I D A H O that has put out alot of great stuff over the years. Theyre pretty obscure, and the only time I could find anything from them online (keep in mind, I have 7 of their purchased cd’s) was the old Napster days. Its moody and awe-inspiring, but I think theyre about to break up. Worthy of your ear, none the less.

Date: Sun Oct 27 07:13:53 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Ok people, I know this is off topic. (By the way, I think aussie women are gorgeous, its the accent. I mean take nicole kidman….*Drools*) Anyway! I made a post not long ago about Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, I said that I didnt like them. (people on this board where stunned) Anyway over the past few months I have been listening to them both and I love both bands. I prefer the female vox best though. Both bands are so amazing. They are the sound I hear in my head. Truely awe-inspiring. Can people suggest me some songs to download from Kazza. I’ve been trying to locate Loveless and Souvlaki but I can’t get the latter from amazon.co.uk. I really like the spacey songs best. Im totally addicted to Space Station by slowdive and Only Shallow by MBV. Cya all later. ~~~~SWERVE~~~~

Date: Sat Oct 26 09:00:06 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: danno, don’t worry about it mate, i’m under the general impression aussies don’t mind a crack / ribbing here and there. We almost like it as much as seeing american’s generally fumbling to get a grip on sarcasm (don’t take that personally). Ya know we luv yez… PS personally, powderfinger aint my cup-a-tea but they have been a hard working rock act for many years who also teamed up with swerve for an ozi tour. Jez even came on to do a bit of drumming with them for a song or two at a Newcastle show I saw.

Date: Sat Oct 26 08:31:38 2002
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Date: Sat Oct 26 08:23:17 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo, ny
Comment: I just thought of it as some friendly ribbing! Cheers….

Date: Fri Oct 25 23:19:50 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: just to set the record straight, that wasn’t meant to be a crack towards aussies, especially the ones that frequent this board!! The band is “Powderfinger”, but it took me forever to remember the name! Sorry to those that may have been offended. Cheers!

Date: Fri Oct 25 17:09:28 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: boring yank town – somewhere east of austrailia!!!
Comment: What’s this Ian (monkey boy) Brown action all aboot? I haven’t heard it yet… I’ll get around to it. To Hairy and the other Scots — John Squire gig @ King Tut’s 11/11. Tix are £15… Might be interesting. Now HE’S a bit whiney. still, it’s John friggin’ Squire… Me and the Chizz (where’ve you been?) have an impromptu opening slot show tonite. Nice an’ quick, other people’s amps & drums, Ez in, EZ out, lot’s o’ drinkin’ time…… cheers.

Date: Fri Oct 25 08:10:27 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: boring aussie town – can’t remember?… somewhere west of the US of A
Comment: Yeah trik, Ian Brown rides this wicked treadly (backwards) in the video clip to ‘fear’- metallic red and chrome, extended handle bars, rear view mirrors, shockies etc… musics not bad either.

Date: Fri Oct 25 00:39:32 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: d, you are the man!!! I totally didn’t know that OURS was on that bill! That is great! Yes, I really like them as well and saw them some time ago when they played in Kansas with some boring Aussie band. The name escapes me. I had read that Page Hamilton of Helmet fame new band “Ghandi” was playing that show but didn’t know about OURS. They are very good and the first release is great. I got a 2 track of the new material the other day @ Tower when I picked up the new PT and both are really good! I just looked in the Village Voice and that is a CMJ Marathon gig, so that is why all these are on one bill. Must get ticktet tomorrow! Thank again!

Date: Thu Oct 24 23:12:46 2002
Name: Alex
City/State/Country: Freedom at Last
Comment: Dear Fester, I am now in the land of the living. The sympatico showed up today in a bright shiny package. Read your message, understand. Can’t wait to get back tomorrow to the neverending waves of bullshit. Heckel and Jeckel will be there and I get to have words with the latter on why my kids aren’t good enough to get raises. Biased opinion. It’s all crap. Oh well,good times. Later.

Date: Thu Oct 24 22:44:46 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: Michael, Oz, I heard the river cruise was an awesome gig!!! Lime green with jealousy!!!! Hey was awondering if anybody has any thoughts on Ian Brown’s latest offering…..

Date: Thu Oct 24 22:34:53 2002
Name: Derek (Down)
City/State/Country: NY
Comment: I read that Sianspheric will be in NY OCT30. I’m there & I’ll get the scoop. …………………………………………..and I hate your kind.

Date: Thu Oct 24 16:12:04 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Anyone ever see Explosions in the Sky live? They are in town on Sunday, I may try and catch their set.

Date: Thu Oct 24 10:13:43 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: d– I saw OURS when they opened for Ocean Colour Scene (3 years ago)… Kind of an odd billing, but they weren’t bad. A bit whiney, though the music was tight. Another brew day for me— a nice roasty porter… Gotta split, cheers…….

Date: Thu Oct 24 09:50:38 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Dan, the porcupine tree are playing with a band called OURS at irving plaza – 10/30. I know people who going to see ours. Have you ever heard them? You should check them out, I think they are from New Jersey.

Date: Thu Oct 24 09:07:19 2002
Name: guy
City/State/Country: n london
Comment: dave – i saw swervies in camden and they started with girl on a motorbike. top stuff. what else….um…. saw dj shadow @ brixton academy (excellent), just got tickets for j mascis acoustic gig @ dingwalls (where i saw swerves start with GOAM)ummm….. and to all the knuckle dragging carrot munchin aunty mum screwdriver fans, please get a bit of an education before posting on this board. this is 2002 yeah? guy

Date: Tue Oct 22 18:45:45 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Fester– That sounds like a fantastic show!!! Now I’m sorry I missed it! Hairy– those guitars are kinnah tasty, ain’t they?!?! cheers all………

Date: Tue Oct 22 17:46:45 2002
Name: danno
City/State/Country: nyc/nj area
Comment: Hey gents, i’m just wondering if anyone likes Porcupine Tree at all? I know that it not the least bit Swervie like, but these guys can play. If you haven’t heard them, it’s like Yes meets Radiohead, meets The Alan Parsons Project. Sort of like a poppy King Crimson. I haven’t heard the new release yet, but a friend says that it one the best releases he has heard this year, and this is statement and a half from this person, since he listens to damn near everthing that comes out, and is also a drummer! Lastly, these guys are in the city next week, and I think I’ll to go. If anyone care to join me, let me know. The tickets are pretty cheap!

Date: Tue Oct 22 03:06:55 2002
Name: Michael
City/State/Country: Oz
Comment: Saw Mogwai with Arab Strap on a Harbour Cruise on Sydney Harbour last nite. Mogwai were brilliant!!! Where are the Swervies? Do we deserve closure here or should we keep living on in hope?

Date: Tue Oct 22 00:24:01 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Saw The Flaming Lips last night. Awesome. Unfortunately, someone in a bunny costume kicked out one of the cords on the stack by mistake and the Lips had to cut their set short. However, they were also Beck’s band for his set, so it ended up being full Lips anyway. Wierd seeing them crank out “Loser” and “Two Turn Tables…”, but done to perfection nonetheless. Have to say, I have a new respect for Beck. He was really, really funny. Wayne is great. He’s the Willy Wonka of music right now, and the Lips’ show is Magical Mystery Tour done right. Check out www.flaminglips.com for more. Awesome site. Has plenty of music and vids available. As usual, after a good show, it just makes me pine for the swerves. Miss ’em aweful ma! Cheers!

Date: Mon Oct 21 17:36:56 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Sundog – Someone posted on the Toshack Highway site that the split CD was being released in early 2003 on Sonic Unyon Records.

Date: Mon Oct 21 16:41:06 2002
Name: the observer
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hmmmm… / www.swervie.com / i would say that someone has lost the feeling.

Date: Mon Oct 21 08:52:06 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Cheers, Royboy! Checked the site, what mental guitars they make! modular electrics, how bizarre! All the same, I have to agree there is a tasty element to them, especially if its sunburst in colour..

Date: Sun Oct 20 12:25:43 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Drail. Is the “a” key broken on your keyboard? Also is the space bar broken?

Date: Sun Oct 20 12:25:30 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Drail. Is the “a” key broken on your keyboard? Also is the space bar broken?

Date: Sun Oct 20 11:28:03 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: The Son of a Mustang Ford video I saw had the Raise lineup of 4 Swervies.

Date: Sun Oct 20 07:23:32 2002
Name: dr@il
City/State/Country: Brooklyn,New York.
Comment: ~Hi~Swervies~,I~@ctu@lly~w@tched~, @~Swervedriver~video~the~otherd@y~, Yeh~Son~of~Must@ng~Ford~,th@t~vid~w@s~ pretty~good~~th@t~w@s~in~the~e@rly~Swervedriver~d@ys~when~there~were~just~three~members~lol~go~figure~.

Date: Sat Oct 19 18:35:42 2002
Name: buffy st marinated chicken legs
City/State/Country: august in rome
Comment: fuck skrewdriver. my friend is a scrivener!

Date: Sat Oct 19 17:55:59 2002
Name: baptiste
City/State/Country: yes please
Comment: Nobody really cares about skrewdriver; it’s a smokescreen for retards. Did anybody hear last year’s album by The Clean? I thought it was pretty cool – they hadn’t played together for years and just plonked out a great album.

Date: Sat Oct 19 17:31:55 2002
Name: ryby
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Crumar Performer is an Italian made synth…..

Date: Sat Oct 19 17:19:16 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Adam plays the “Nu Meteor” model, as listed in the liner notes of 99th Dream. Steve plays a Shergold Modulator… Adam is also listed as playing a “Crumar Performer”. Don’t know what that is, but I’m going to attempt to find out now……. BTW the Shergold site is very nicely laid out, with wiring diagrams and schematics for all the models. Very nice indeed.

Date: Sat Oct 19 04:15:58 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah that dream would be fantastic. Imagine swervedriver just doing a gig packed with all thier best material. I would love to hear girl on a motorbike live. I would like to see how they do the interlude solo bit live. In fact just seeing them doin any songs live would be astonishing. I’m a fender man myself but Gibsons are awesome also. Im going to check out the shergold website now…. cya later. And i dont believe that was jez posting below. It was probably someone impersonating. It doesnt look like Jez’s other posts….

Date: Sat Oct 19 02:03:06 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Has anyone heard any firm update release dates on the Toshack Highway/Sianspheric single? I keep thinking it was due this month. “Year of the Girl”. I never would have thought that song was for Jez ;)..hehe. BTW Jez, anymore word on the Live disk you were wrapped up in about a year ago? I think we need a “double” tour. Swervedriver, with opening act Toshack Highway 😀 OK, I’m dreaming, but it tis the good dream 🙂 Later Swervies.

Date: Sat Oct 19 00:37:16 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: ok… I gotta know this….. I come on here under the name of trik. I use this mainly cause my real name is thaisa… who the hell is this Thais person I see msging?? Is this their real name?? I want answers!!!!! Damn… yes, Mogwai only played 2 songs, and in my ‘trash bag’ state I now realise, a few days after the big event, i sat reminsing the wonders i witnessed, I realised that MyFather, was actually Helicon 1…. feck…. but I still KNOW I enjoyed it !! Tee hee!!!! Speaking on the shoe gaza marvells, I saw a good movie the other day called Nadja. The soundtrack is all MBV and Portishead, with a wee twist of Suede… niiiice!!! HAve a good one guys!! xoxoxoxo

Date: Fri Oct 18 19:51:13 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: I never thought i would ever hear/see anyone say that bakelite was cool

Date: Fri Oct 18 17:41:32 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Hamer used to be based around here… they might still be, actually. A good friend plays a Hamer – its lineage has been traced back to (agk) Jethro Tull. Cool git… at times sounds like a SG, and other times has a nice jangle to it. Never heard it through anything other than a 50-Marshall half stack, though. But what do I know… I’m a drummer 🙂

Date: Fri Oct 18 17:11:17 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: sorry, but check out www.shergold.co.uk sweet, sweet guitars……..

Date: Fri Oct 18 17:07:00 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo, ny
Comment: You rouse a guy for long enough, and he’ll show his head!!! Cheers “Jezebelle”!!! Man I haven’t checked in in a while….. Hairy — I saw Adam play the Shergold at least once I think (ahh the drnk’n’drug stupor of the swervie shows…). I remember it being roundish-ly shaped like an obese Les Paul, and in some weird color like aquamarine or even pink?!?(drugs)..Thais–Hamer makes a decent guitar, I think. I’ve seen Matthew Sweet play them. I thought they were made in California. I’ve never heard of the others you mentioned. I can only recommend Fenders or Gibsons…….Cheers swervatamos…

Date: Fri Oct 18 17:01:27 2002
Name: marcelo bico
City/State/Country: penha rio de janeiro brazil.
Comment: FOREVER… SWERVEDRIVER…..

Date: Fri Oct 18 14:07:00 2002
Name: jezebelle
City/State/Country: female
Comment: Busted then?I feel so relieved. Hey – I’m Sheila E too!Try doing THAT sh*t with Stilettos on (God knows what she did to Prince…)!!! Thais – Kramer?What are you thinking?!!How much you wanna spend?This lot willl sort you out (now wontcha?!).I was at Adams gig in London too.Jeez he’s good – given a chance (which he wasn’t – Ahhh,ain’t London great???!!!Ahem..). Laters, jez

Date: Fri Oct 18 13:45:45 2002
Name: Valentine #3
City/State/Country: BKLYN
Comment: ELVIS, it’s “bakelite satelite”….(bakelite is cool) and DANNO, weren’t you moving to Brooklyn? if you’re here, gimmie a ding at yeahcooksie@yahoo.com

Date: Fri Oct 18 12:41:16 2002
Name: ~drail~
City/State/Country: ~New~York~,~U,S,A~
Comment: ~Uh,~dudes~,~Jez~is~a~guy~.~lol~.I~met~Swervedriver~the~otherday~.~We~skateboarded~together~.

Date: Fri Oct 18 10:01:05 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: don’t know anything about hamers, and i don’t know anything about shergolds, but a friend of mine collects shergolds and would play nothing else…he has bass and electric guitars, and they are beautiful i must say…thais i usually look at http://www.harmony-central.com for info on guitars or whatever else I need when i am looking. They have really good info from the company and reviews from guitar owners. People usually include how much they paid, where they purchase from and info on an item’s features.

Date: Fri Oct 18 09:38:11 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Thais-sorry me too. While talk on this board frequently turns to guitars, the only makes i know anythin about are Fenders, Rickenbackers and Gibsons. Hamers aren’t exactly my forte! Sorry again. Actually, while we ARE back on guitars, guitar geek says that Adam plays a Shergold sometimes. Has anyone got any info? Has anyone ever seen him play it? Apart from madame Jez!

Date: Fri Oct 18 05:26:31 2002
Name: drail
City/State/Country: NYC,/U.S.A.
Comment: ~I~like~Swervedriver~lol~.~

Date: Thu Oct 17 23:31:51 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Thais, I would have responded if I had an opinion, much less an expert opinion. I don’t know anything about your question….sorry.

Date: Thu Oct 17 21:58:07 2002
Name: thais schafer
City/State/Country: australia
Comment: Thanks for nothin’ GUYS!!!

Date: Thu Oct 17 17:13:27 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Hell Yeah. Rock and Roll. It’s like Elvis (supposed king of rock, basically was singing music that was usually associated with black folk in that time. I mean i remember one guy saying that he was stunned how elvis was a white guy but sang like a black guy) Theres ur proof. Rock on fellow swervie fans!

Date: Thu Oct 17 11:10:13 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Hmmm I’ve not been on for a while & some Dyslexic white supremacists are posting here. Maybe time for a new design of forum. On the good news I may have sold my old marshall & instead be getting a Fernandes 59 LP re-issue…..mighty fine. Hope all are well & the Screwdriver fans have learned to read by my next visit.( Remember kids Rock music comes from African-American Blues- Its an African American Artform heh heh)

Date: Thu Oct 17 11:04:00 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: dave don’t worry about it. i know people who have suffered racist comments, and they are like the grooviest people on earth, and i know people who don’t suffer racism and they are like the most uncool people you ever met, ever! i don’t know if this person or persons think the racist skrewdriver jokes are funny, but it isn’t just really stupid because if there is an inside joke no one else gets it, and it’s not funny at all on it’s own…if it isn’t a joke well what goes around comes around…that is for certain. anyway there are lots of other people who are not racist on this board…now on a fun note is this wire video, and they are looking ripe…http://www.pinkflag.com/video/in_the_art_of_stopping.mov

Date: Thu Oct 17 10:57:04 2002
Name: Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Yeah, funny how the posts come at the same time, eh?

Date: Thu Oct 17 10:25:59 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Snail…….I second that. EQUAL OPORTUNITIES…….god I hate racists. and any other form of predjudice. All these posts reffering to skrewdriver are depressing me. Honestly. I can’t stand the thought. It makes me sick to my stomach.

Date: Thu Oct 17 07:09:36 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: on-a-roll
Comment: News in… Wilco’s playing the big day out festival…Swervedriver get down here! Oh yeah Brian White, welcome to the SWERVE-DRIVER site, a multi-cultural site, full of interesting facts about life and strife, with plenty of love go’in round for everyone. night, night.

Date: Thu Oct 17 06:49:30 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: land
Comment: just going backwards to delete that extra forward. Jeez i’m tired……

Date: Thu Oct 17 06:45:59 2002
Name: snailo
City/State/Country: stocktonia -little aussie seaside peninsula (ok) then again all oz is seaside as per rest of world
Comment: Trik, got me tickit for Sydney, first up….trail of dead. Yeah. rather looking forward forward to Mercury Rev. Did ya check them out? over and out… snail

Date: Thu Oct 17 05:29:59 2002
Name: Thais Schafer
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Hope someone can help…..like soon. By the way anyone out there got an opinion on the Jap made VantageVP820? hope that one of you guys out there can give me their expert opinion. Come on Guys/Gals I’m just a girl with no idea whatsoever

Date: Thu Oct 17 05:18:43 2002
Name: Thais Schafer
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Hey Guys just wanted someone’s opinion on Jay Turser and Hamer.I don’t know anything about guitars,but am thinking of either a JT301MQMT or HamerSP1F but have no idea which would be the better,as in sound & quality for the $$$ retail same$$$$. Where are Hamer Slammers made,China or Korea & does it matter. Who are better at manufacturing guitars Chinese or Koreans?

Date: Thu Oct 17 01:05:24 2002
Name: Brian White
City/State/Country: New Mexico
Comment: Where is the link to Skrewdriver? I found this place on a web page that supposedly would take you to a Skrewdriver download. What the fuck is Swervedriver?

Date: Thu Oct 17 00:33:28 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu Oct 17 00:23:40 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: now in NYC, and ill as hell!
Comment: Just wanted to make mention of the new Sunny Day Real Estate project that is in the work, incase you may not know. Jeremy, Will and Nate are currently recording new material, that will fall under the moniker of “The Fire Theft”. So far they don’t seem to have a label, unless that hasn’t been devulged yet! At anyrate, this release will no doubt wake the dead and blow some minds. I personally can’t wait. Should be amazing! Cheers!

Date: Wed Oct 16 17:06:26 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – I played a Jazzmaster once in a music store. It was from 1963 and cost $1500. I picked it up and went to turn the volume up and the knob fell off! Glad to hear you are enjoying yours, I play a USA Strat. I would like to try a Godin LGXT or LGX SA with the synth/midi output, big bucks for one of those. Have fun.

Date: Wed Oct 16 09:28:09 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: In Rolling Stone, the Vines guy was described as wearing that shirt as well – but I don’t remember the needless explanation about “the best band you never heard of” or something like that. Anyone know the lyrics to Electric 77? I swear I can hear “bagel line satellite.” Ah, UK drawl – where have ye gone?

Date: Wed Oct 16 09:13:10 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ooohhhhhhhhh, Ihave a hangover!! And has anyone seen the NME interview with the guy out of the Vines? There’s a dirty great photo of him brazenly displaying a ‘Kill the Superheroes’ t-shirt! And the NME had to explain to ‘the kids’ who the Swervies are! Now, I fucking hate the NME, but seriously, how fucking great is that!!!

Date: Wed Oct 16 02:52:52 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Cheers Erik. Just work. All good. Glad Dragstrip is keepin’ busy. Latest mess is right. My condolences not only out pacific way, but to Washington too. Crazy times as usual. – Peace

Date: Wed Oct 16 00:28:44 2002
Name: ARI AHN
City/State/Country: OHIO
Comment: ANY SKREWDRIVER FANS FROM OHIO?

Date: Tue Oct 15 15:05:40 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I second that notion, Art. How are you, man? It’s been a while since you’ve posted here. What’s new?

Date: Tue Oct 15 14:17:53 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Thoughts go out to all in Oz/Indonesia. Hope you are dealing wel with this lastest mess.

Date: Tue Oct 15 12:59:11 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: Sad week for Australia with the bombings in Bali.Lost a few people from my local area.Sorry to be off topic.Missed Mogwai here as I had to work the night they played in Perth maybe next time hopefully.If only Sunny Day Real Estate would come over to play id die a happy man. Have fun all!!

Date: Tue Oct 15 00:10:22 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Trik, Mogwai only played 2 songs!!?? I realize My Father, My King is long, but damn, 2 songs is too short. I wonder if Mogwai will ever play here?

Date: Mon Oct 14 22:33:37 2002
Name: triks
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: Ok, was ANYBODY on here at the Livid fest in Brisbane Sunday???? I now have a warm inner-contenment of my life being complete. Seen Swervie twice, Mogwai and Trail of Dead!! Yahs!!!! Mogwai rocked, dispite there 45min set being cut down to 30mins due to tech diffs. They played, My Father and something else (too much damn brail cells depleted due to beer…) they still rocked my world!! Along with Trail of Dead who win the best live act award for the day!!! Yeeeeeaaahhhh!!!! The worse for the day.. Oasis!! I think they were walking a VERY fine line as last time they were here, Liam had to go to court due to some foul mouth behviour… Ahhh, a god day all round. Honourable mention to Dirty Three and MAchine Gun Fellatio and locals speedstar!!!! Anyways, if anybody was there, what was Mogwais only other song????

Date: Mon Oct 14 18:06:04 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Tried it before….Sounds good!

Date: Mon Oct 14 16:14:42 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo, ny
Comment: Dave — I know what you mean about that hollow feel…. I think it has to do with how incredibly long the scale length is, and that groovy tremelo device…. It’s good to hear that you two are getting on nicely. Check this out–with a light distortion on, hold the trem arm loosely, and shake like crazy with open strings. It’s the weird noises at the beginning of “Land of the Lost” !!! cheers all….

Date: Mon Oct 14 14:51:16 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Mike, The Jazzmaster is a totally different beast compared to the strat or the tele. It’s got some kind of hollow feel to it. Its got a much better tone than the tele and strat, I think it sounds better clean than with distortion. I still really love the other geetars, I think the jazzmaster is my favourite though. Im amazed by it. I am not too keen on the rhytmn/lead switch, I always leave it on the lead circuit, It sounds much better that way. I think so anyway. In many words……IM MADE UP! YEAH!! Thanks for asking. Do you have a jazzer?

Date: Mon Oct 14 14:22:53 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC.
Comment: Hey kids, Everyone have good weekends? I had an ultra long practice with my band. We cranked out some good, new tunes. I also compulsively bought a ’65 SG, very sweet. I’m staying busy as hell with Dragstrip, but I am having the chance to check out some good shows that are coming through my area. Shellac is playing Thursday night and the Mooney Suzuki is playing Friday night. Saturday, my band is playing. Should be a pretty rockin’ weekend, (if it ever gets here… this is a damn long Monday). Anyway, I hope everyone is well. Especially you, Fester. Sounds like things could be better. Take care all. -E

Date: Mon Oct 14 13:59:24 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: I remember you all talking about Joey Ramone’s death last year. Didn’t really know who he was at that time but a member of the Ramones. Just discovered his “reprise” of Louis Amstrong what a wonderful world, god, I like these powerful songs…

Date: Mon Oct 14 13:06:19 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey Dave how are you and the Jazzmaster doing? Do you find it to be much different from your Strat?

Date: Sun Oct 13 18:36:08 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! Nice one Royboy! You had me for a minute there! Come on Jez. Speak up….

Date: Sun Oct 13 17:57:51 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo, NY
Comment: Just got the new John Squire cd. I didn’t even know he’d be coming out with anything new!!! What I’ve heard so far is right on course for what you’d expect—Brilliant. Nothing like the ill-fated (and sounding) Seahorses, and his voice—-Well, I like it. It’s gritty. Oh, and BTW, I heard that Jez was voted best female drummer of the year in ’99. heh-heh-heh….(sorry, mate!!!)

Date: Sun Oct 13 16:36:41 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Sun Oct 13 08:04:19 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: Oztrailia
Comment: Its festival season here in Australia. The Big Day Out is coming up in January and next weekend is Livid. Among those playing are The Streets, Morrissey, Oasis, Mogwai, International Noise Conspiracy, Dirty Three and Mercury Rev. Is this worth the ninety odd Aussie dollars (approx. $45us etc) ‘Course I’d like to see Swervedriver on the Big Day Out lineup in our 2003 summer. Good way to get back into the live stuff, but freakin’ hot though! Lets leave this board open to all sorts I say. (not that i pay any of those racist undertones. That shits old, even if in jest) Luv yez Snail.

Date: Sat Oct 12 03:10:12 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: She weaves a tender trap that Jez…

Date: Sat Oct 12 03:07:53 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: RIIIIIIIGGGGHHHHHTTTT! Got my Flaming Lips tickets! Good fucking times ahead. Phew. Close one there. Alex-Misery does love its company. TW pulling fast ones left and right I hate to say. Lil’ Fester just talking to himself and walking around with the whole fucking thing on my back some weekends. Get my name called about 200 hundred times before 7pm, mostly to tie shoelaces and wipe noses. Mucho frustrating. Also, looks like the love affair with no-bullshit Fester is over and now a more “yes ma’am, yes sir” Fester is required. Another words, a total lack of faith. I think they’re afraid that’ll teach golden boy how to bark a little too loudly. BTW, I think TW and I are fighting, although I’m not sure. If we are, it’s because she knows she’s been full of shit lately and has already predetermined my reaction. OR, that blissfull, La-La Land, “I can’t hear you”, “I told you so”, “If you’ve worked 14 days in a row, it’s your fault”, short term memory of hers is working in overdrive. I still love her though, like the first day I met her. Ah, sweet rants. I’ll deny everything of course.;)

Date: Fri Oct 11 18:16:27 2002
Name: Alex
City/State/Country:  
Comment: It’s Friday, third day off in a row. Don’t want to go back. Does it get any better Fester? My only solice (did I use that right?) is that loved ones are going through the same hell. Miss you guys.

Date: Fri Oct 11 16:40:52 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Jesterday70s – I reherse with my band in Providence, small world. Are you in a band that plays in the Providence area?

Date: Fri Oct 11 15:06:40 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: What? Whats a gp3?

Date: Fri Oct 11 11:38:25 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: Is someone able to translate all those text tab files into more structured gp3 files? Just wondering…

Date: Fri Oct 11 10:13:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Jez, a girl? Hahaha. Well I don’t think I would be that bothered. But didn’t he have a wife in the band Medicine? Bah…..Come on Jez….confess

Date: Fri Oct 11 10:03:52 2002
Name: Jesterday70s
City/State/Country: Providence,R.I. United States
Comment: I am looking for bass tabs for Mustang Ford,Pile-up,Feels So Real,Duel,She’s Beside Herself,Scrawl & Scream and For Seeking Heat. If anybody has these or knows where I can find them,please e-mail me at Jesterday70s@Yahoo.com,I would greatly appreciate it. Viva los Swervies!

Date: Fri Oct 11 09:55:21 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: … and the fishnet thingy is making me think that it is a butch lesbian tendancy!!!!

Date: Fri Oct 11 09:54:33 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: JEZ A WOMAN!!!! Well…. I’ll be!!! But… does that also mean that there is a lesbian tendancy as well…..

Date: Fri Oct 11 08:06:18 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I agree with Bertrand. I kinda like the rambling nature of this board. one of life’s small pleasures is going away for a bit, coming back and scrolling thru everyone’s posts. Regarding Jez, I couldn’t possibly divulge my source! However, my snout also says that underneath those dirty denim’s he wears is a pair of fishnets!

Date: Fri Oct 11 07:03:33 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Well…I saw a picky and he’s got long hair in it….could this be a clue?!!??

Date: Fri Oct 11 05:32:08 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: But has anyone actually seen proof that jez isnt a woman? Jez your reputation is on the line mate

Date: Thu Oct 10 21:36:42 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey dave…i just checked out your site….thanks alot!!! it’s really well done, and the tabs are great too! totally appreciate the effort and work that went into that….and yes you should be running this site…maybe you can work something out with art. take care….hey, has anyone checked out karate? they are on tour right now (u.s.) …

Date: Thu Oct 10 18:26:10 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Jez is really a woman?

Date: Thu Oct 10 17:41:11 2002
Name: Chex
City/State/Country: Princeton, NJ
Comment: Hey Swervie fans…..just checking in. I like this site. It’s laid out cool. Swervedriver nut here..guitar heaven…seen um maybe 8-10x. Check out www.thenumbertheory.com for a Swervie inspired band. -Chex

Date: Thu Oct 10 12:15:18 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ah well it, was just a suggestion. I prefer the other form of messageboard because its in chronological order, earliest to the top and latest at the bottom, which makes more sense. Rather than reading backwards like on this board. Anyway I’ve just figured out Scrawl and Scream. It’s on my tabs site. You can find it in the “websites” section on the right. –Dave

Date: Thu Oct 10 11:40:49 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: I’m not sure a regulated message board would be a good idea. I mean, that would kill this familial way of talking about our favourite band, separating it in different topics is a kind of I want to talk in my subject with people interested in my subject. What the hell. Here we see every messages and that’s what’s great. Eventually, getting us registered to avoid intrusions but certainly not creating some sort of impersonal structure. This structure is a caracteristic of this site, and that makes it so enjoyable. Keep it going without taking care of some strange fellows that don’t even deserve we think about them.

Date: Thu Oct 10 11:05:47 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i definitely think a regulated message board with sections would be a great idea, you could have a musicican’s section, news section, rambling, etc… i would be happy to help out being a moderator….what does anyone else think, i am a music teacher, i could help answer questions in the music section….anyone with ideas….

Date: Thu Oct 10 10:14:20 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: They usually cost about £120 each?!??! But I was working in an undisclosed music shop at the time and wacked them into my Jag when no one was looking. bordom + shitjob/2x(shit wages) = theft n au that.

Date: Thu Oct 10 09:41:41 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I don’t think these guys are serious. I reckon they’re just taking the piss ‘cos frankly, they ain’t got much else to do. Lame grammar=Lame attempt to come across as thick racists=Lame attempt to provoke board. What next? “Jez is really a woman” shocker?! Anywayy, Ian- how much those pickups skin ya? Any

Date: Thu Oct 10 04:30:43 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: J – I got some SD vintage Jaguar pickups for my Jag and they’re brilliant. Guess the Jazzmaster ones will be just as good.

Date: Thu Oct 10 03:29:03 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: I second that Dave!

Date: Thu Oct 10 03:25:19 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I wish these skin heads would sod off. Look this is SWERVEDRIVER they have nothing to do with SKREWDRIVER! Hey (the swervedriver fans) this is precisely the reason I said to start up a proper messageboard, because you have to register a user name and the administrator can ban any un wanted registered users. Also registering a username prevents those 1 time posters who post garbage and then leave. I would be more than happy to be a moderator, with art as the administrator of course. Im sure some other recent visitors could be a moderator too. What does everyone think? just check out this board. http://discussion.9inchnails.net or www.nirvana2.com. These are highly maintained messageboards with rules and regulations. I really think swervedriver.com could do with one. (and perhaps a makeover from the green tinted theme? no offense art hehe) Also if its any consolation Im studying visual design and web design in University. So I am convinced I am up to the job of looking after this site. I say this because Art isnt here this often, and im assuming he is a busy guy indeed.

Date: Wed Oct 9 22:38:01 2002
Name: strange
City/State/Country:  
Comment: looks like some skins got lost surfing the web…must be so narrow that they have confused “swervedriver” with “skrewdriver”…poor chaps indeed.

Date: Wed Oct 9 18:58:51 2002
Name: Eustice Clemp
City/State/Country: ALREDY TOLD YEW
Comment: WHO CUM NOWON HAS ANSERD MI KWESTON HOW IS SWERVDRIVER IS IAN SKREWDRIVER ON TIHS WEBTV SIGHT

Date: Wed Oct 9 17:49:03 2002
Name: J
City/State/Country: oly, wa
Comment: Ive got a jazzmaster question for all you guitar nerds out there. Im looking to replace the stock pickups in my re-issue jazzmaster and was wondering if anybody would have any suggestions. Seymour Duncan makes 3 different kinds, a vintage model, a hot model, and a quarter pound model. Has anyone tried these?

Date: Wed Oct 9 17:33:45 2002
Name: Riff’s cousin from england
City/State/Country: England you mormon
Comment: SKREWDRIVER TIL YORE EERS BLEED

Date: Wed Oct 9 15:55:08 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Wed Oct 9 12:31:52 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: Anyone know of any sites that sell Swervedriver LPs not cds? What does swervie stock have to offer? Thanks for any info

Date: Wed Oct 9 12:14:51 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: wow……. someone’s angry.

Date: Wed Oct 9 10:22:53 2002
Name: cbe
City/State/Country:  
Comment: As much as I would love to see it happen, don’t hold your breath. The same question was answered in the exact same way a year ago in NYC. >>but when i asked him about swervedriver getting together and recording/playing some more gigs he said “never say never”……. BUT did say that he was potentially planning to record “a rock and roll/guitar record” with jimmy.<<

Date: Wed Oct 9 10:04:30 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: In a matter of days, NYC! can’t wait
Comment: Slint, thanks for the info. That shirt looks pretty good!

Date: Wed Oct 9 09:56:47 2002
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Chester, NY USA
Comment: Stop with the fighting and the Cockney-Aussie-accent skinhead swearing. You sound that that goddamn Australian battery guy from the late 80s (“ENNA-GIZAH!!””).

Date: Wed Oct 9 07:28:41 2002
Name: j.d.
City/State/Country: wherever..
Comment: anyone have any tabs for the live acoustic version of sci-flyer? i was trying to play it and doing ok, but i still don’t have it quite right.. I wish i could get a high quality version of that song. Anyway, I miss the Swervies..

Date: Wed Oct 9 07:04:06 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Oooh! A nazi bastard that can spell. Thats gotta be a first! How quaint.

Date: Wed Oct 9 06:56:49 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: This is a site for the band SWERVEDRIVER not SKREWDRIVER. Now please fuck off you racist,sexist anti-everything motherfuckers.

Date: Wed Oct 9 06:42:49 2002
Name: Riff
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Hey Ian Perhaps you “should a went to school lad”. Then you might’ve learnt how to spell the word “maybe”. Oh, & less of the swearing, this is a family website, you cunt !

Date: Wed Oct 9 04:15:55 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Fuckin hell, There arent half some complete arsholes out there arnt there. Obviously thick as pig shit too. Should a went to school lads. Maby then you’d have developed some kind of brain activity above that of a fucking worm.

Date: Wed Oct 9 03:21:32 2002
Name: Riff
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Plonk!

Date: Tue Oct 8 22:29:57 2002
Name: Eustice Clemp
City/State/Country: califirnia
Comment: HOW OUR SWERVDRIVER OUR YEWR WEBTVS BROK SUMONE ANSER PLEES AN KNOW NIGERS IN ARE SITE ITS ARSE

Date: Tue Oct 8 19:15:25 2002
Name: STOMPER88
City/State/Country: JERSEY
Comment: HAY IAN I DONT LIK YORE NEW HARESTILE

Date: Tue Oct 8 19:14:29 2002
Name: posi ( kernel)
City/State/Country: WITE!!
Comment: get owt ov are emale sight yew hooligans…we hope yor not hyding eny nigers in there…..SKREWDRIVER!!!!!!!!

Date: Tue Oct 8 18:02:11 2002
Name: Eustice Clemp
City/State/Country: anahiem,calafornia
Comment: HOW IS SWERVDRIVER?

Date: Tue Oct 8 16:48:09 2002
Name: marcelo henrique
City/State/Country: rio de janeiro brazil
Comment: I LOVE YOU, SWERVEDRIVER.

Date: Tue Oct 8 15:02:39 2002
Name: slint
City/State/Country: Oz
Comment: t-shirt for an earlier post http://www.rocku.com/swerve_driver.htm

Date: Tue Oct 8 10:39:11 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: P.S. did anyone get to see the Flaming Lips? And if so did you see the Tellytubbies vid? Nice one eh?

Date: Tue Oct 8 10:37:25 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Sexelent!!! Anything by Adam n Jimmy has gotta be good!! If your needing a session guy Im only an easyjets flight away lads!! Ya gotta try intya!

Date: Mon Oct 7 17:32:26 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: guy h– Thanks for the review man!!! Wish I coulda been there. I’ll be impatiently waiting for the ‘rock and roll/guitar record’. Get on it then, boys!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe Jez will record it for them…………. Cheers all.

Date: Mon Oct 7 14:05:51 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: TO
Comment: Danno, stuff like that always happens, I end up showing up late and missing a really good support. Sucks. e.

Date: Mon Oct 7 13:13:51 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ya, thanks Guy! If no Jez/Steve on the “rock n roll/guitar” record, that would be a drag, but I’d be that much closer to throwing my name in the ring to get a chance to play on it (heh heh)… Interpol = the only way I heard about them was flipping through a copy of Rolling Stone whilst waiting for a haircut. Need I say more? Haven’t heard any of their material yet, and I don’t think I’m missing anything…

Date: Mon Oct 7 12:27:48 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Have to agree with Zach on the Interpol thing. saw them a couple of months ago. I actually thought they were pretty average. Their look would appeal to the music press tho.

Date: Mon Oct 7 09:38:10 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: Los Angeles
Comment: Hey Guy, thanks for the info!!! Adam and Jimmy sounds like a good combo, if we can’t get the whole gang together again. I wish I could have seen the show. -Zach

Date: Mon Oct 7 05:05:48 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: mus hill london
Comment: hi all i managed to get along to adams show on thursday. it was in this cellar bar which was completely empty when i got there. first on was some godawful band who played just intrumentals. next on was adam. the place was pretty packed, but i suspect a lot of people weren’t actually there to see adam as they were all talking thru his set. anyway as you may suspect, it was excellent. he started off with a TH song (sorry forget the name)then did the other jesus, sci flyer, a new song called “the devil may care” (excellent), the hitcher and a mott the hoople song. then some bloke in a poncho came and sat on the side of the stage hassling him for a go on his guitar. adam asked him what he would play and he said “fuck you”…. “excelent, how does that go..?” so the bloke got on stage and actually wasn’t that bad…. anyway, adam carried on with just one more – an excellent version of “last train….” it was cool to see him play in such an intimate venue. there were a few problems with the sound and the crowd wasn’t that great, but who cares really?? i went up to him to get a bit of info for you lot on what’s happening with swervedriver. he looked a bit non plussed at my first lame question (journalism aint my strong point and i was a bit pissed by that stage) but when i asked him about swervedriver getting together and recording/playing some more gigs he said “never say never”……. BUT did say that he was potentially planning to record “a rock and roll/guitar record” with jimmy. cannae wait….. anyway thats all folks…. guy

Date: Mon Oct 7 03:59:10 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Sat Oct 5 12:32:22 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I second that emotion, Fester!! Thank God I don’t have to work this weekend.

Date: Sat Oct 5 02:15:28 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Al-How are things? Work fucking sucks. Put that in your line check.;)

Date: Fri Oct 4 19:06:30 2002
Name: Alex
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hey Fester. How are things? Things are good here and there. Tired, Going to the lips? I have tickets do you want one? just kidding. I would give you one though. Will we see you on the 22nd? If not, hope to talk to you soon. God bless.

Date: Fri Oct 4 18:36:21 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Looks like I’m gonna have to check out Sigur Ros!!! It’s Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drunky time!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri Oct 4 14:52:56 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Fri Oct 4 10:56:27 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: anyone get to see the adam f. show?

Date: Fri Oct 4 10:20:15 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I know everyone is hyping Interpol tremendously, but I just don’t get it. I have tried to listen to them, but I just don’t like em. Oh well. As for Sigur Ros, I think they’re pretty awesome.

Date: Thu Oct 3 23:12:16 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey any of you folks listen to Antenna? I put in “Hideout” today, nice guitars.

Date: Thu Oct 3 21:33:05 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: KC, but not for much longer!
Comment: est, I agree, Sigur Ros is totally cool, but I was just saying that for those that haven’t heard them. I am mad at myself however, because in 2000, I saw Radiohead on the tent tour in Belgium, and Sigur Ros was the opening band. Not knowing who they were at the time, I got there late, and missed their whole set, only to find out the next year, who that band was that I missed! Stupid or what?

Date: Thu Oct 3 17:49:41 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Yeah, Fester, if I hear anything I’ll let you know, Sigur Ros are worth more than a listen Danno! They are amazing, as for Interpol my friend went and saw them at the weekend but wasn’t blown away by them, guess they’re the next best thing? I have yet to hear anything. e.

Date: Thu Oct 3 17:00:39 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: KC
Comment: Sigur Ros is cool. Sort of like a more mellow Radiohead. They are from Iceland, but apparently the language that he is singing in is either an old folk version of Icelandic, or a totally bullshit, made up language. As an example of the latter, the recorded lyrics are totally different that the ones he is singing live. Rather odd, but supposedly they put on a great show. He also plays his guitar w/ a violin bow, like J. Page did during the Led Zep days. At any rate, they are worth at least one listen. I also have been hearing good things about Interpol! Anyone heard these guys at all? They are getting compared to Joy Division alot. Cheers!

Date: Thu Oct 3 16:19:44 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: guy h— I’ll be looking forward to it–Thanks! Fester–Good luck brother, sound like yer gonna need it…. Anyone notice how it’s October, and the board is still rolling along on September? weird. cheers…..

Date: Thu Oct 3 04:25:11 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: hungover to fuck
Comment: mornin all. haven’t been on in a while and am soooooooo glad i did. adams show is 3 miles from my house. had plans for tonite but they have of course been cancelled. royboy – will post up comments tomorrow. can’t wait…..

Date: Thu Oct 3 04:21:24 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: heh, that’s with a “k”…

Date: Wed Oct 2 17:08:08 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: boy of roy – You know me and the Lips. The total bitch is that it was sold out on presales almost immediately! Sometimes, the internet can kiss my ass. So like, no tickets for Fester…so far. Working the connections like a bastard though. Hell, the scalpers may actually get my money for this one. Beck is Beck, but the Lips is King. The last time I saw them was at the Opera House and they were number 2 right behind the boys in terms of best shows. I guess that was about 6 or 7 years ago. They skipped over us for Bulletin, so I can’t them pass this time around. Est, if you’ve got any leads, that would be much appreciated. Cheers y’all. Good to see Eric again.:)

Date: Wed Oct 2 15:32:10 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Yeah, Beck is kind of a twat… A very rich twat. Sigur Ros. Aren’t they, like, Swedish? And mellow? i don’t think I’ve ever heard their music.

Date: Wed Oct 2 12:56:09 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: TO
Comment: No royboy, no Flaming Lips show for me! I’d love to see them but I don’t like Beck at all. Going to Sigur Ros instead! Yeah. e.

Date: Wed Oct 2 12:38:04 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: JoeT. don’t stop. here’s some intellectual twaddle for ya…so you can defend yourself…Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination…and life to everything — plato, oh yeah you may have a point about your wife’s parents.

Date: Wed Oct 2 11:39:58 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: chizz ma brizz….. I’ll be stoppin’ by wit da rent $$ around 12:45-ish. Yeah, that valium’ll leave a right fuzz in yer brain. Also to the peeps in TO– You going to the Flaming Lips / Beck show? cheers…………..

Date: Wed Oct 2 10:15:18 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: VALIUMVILLE
Comment: yowsers… jazzy, huh? party on wayne, party on garth… can’t seem to shake tha fuzz off today. Got a new truck w/ a sweet cd player last week. Guess what album I played first in it?… anyone, anyone? yup. raise. howdy back at ya erik. howdy to the peeps in TO.

Date: Wed Oct 2 09:30:48 2002
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: I almost broke into tears trying to explain to a friend last night how incredible Swervedriver is live. I would travel to the UK to see another show.

Date: Wed Oct 2 08:18:54 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: What the…?
Comment: I’m an architect listening to ‘Life Without Buildings’, thinking they would be great crossed with ‘The Streets’… Regards swervies snail

Date: Tue Oct 1 22:41:21 2002
Name: Valentine#3
City/State/Country: Coney Island, Brooklyn
Comment: Joe T, that slowdive may not hit you like swervedriver did, but it’s just as amazing in it’s own sort of way….kind of like RIDE on ludes….if you can take that, I third that motion! crack it open!

Date: Tue Oct 1 15:36:28 2002
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Chester, New York USA
Comment: That’s “hear”, not “here”, darnit!! Not stupid, just typing fast………….

Date: Tue Oct 1 15:33:21 2002
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Chester, New York USA
Comment: Is it me, or is that band “Counting Crows” very dillwad-ish? They remind me of the HORDE festival – lot’s of “pseudo-alterna” bands, listened to by asshole-ish skin-deep “fake cool” people. The Spin Doctors were a dill-dick “fake cool” band as well, no? Anyway, the point of this post is…….to rant. Dave, very cool that you got a Jazzmaster. Rainy, ringy tones for all…..YAY!!!!!!! Play an Emin9 chord just for me. Speaking of which, I actually told my wife that her parents were mellower than mine because they were coming up in the late 1960s/early 1970s and “they had more open A9 chords and stuff back then…” She looked at me like I was crazy. I CAN’T STOP!!!! Good to here about the record companies. They keep pushing bad music, reason enough to make them pay!! Hey Ian, is Scotland all cool and stuff with music? Like, could the Cocteau Twins acutally have broke the charts in that musical climate? You probably don’t get as much boy-band stupidity over there. Also, that “Several small furry species of animals…” piece by Pink Floyd is probably very annoying to Scots, right?

Date: Tue Oct 1 15:14:58 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Tue Oct 1 14:53:13 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Congratulations Dave!!!! One of the sexiest guitars ever made. Soooo many swervie tones in it. Have fun man!!!

Date: Tue Oct 1 14:19:01 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Fellow Members….I am pleased to announce that today I purchased a Fender Jazzmaster! Japaneese 1962 Re-Issue. And its bloody amazing! What can I say…….I’m stunned at the ammount of the mystery essence in this guitar.

Date: Tue Oct 1 12:04:24 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: this is sooo good. Record companies are settling a cd price fixing lawsuit and have to pay back money they ripped off…”The companies did not admit guilt in the alleged price-fixing scheme, but they will pay $67.4 million in cash to consumers who got ripped off buying overpriced CDs between 1995 and 2000. They will also distribute $75.5 million worth of CDs to nonprofit organizations and schools. (The teachers undoubtedly will be grateful for free copies of Eminem’s latest album.)”


Date: Mon Sep 30 17:51:08 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: mmmm…homebrew…

Date: Mon Sep 30 17:00:47 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: JoeT– I second that ‘HELL YES’ of Zach’s!!!!!!!! After 11 years, slowdive’ll hit you like a vintage wine (with some LSD in it perhaps…), and I can’t BELIEVE you haven’t cracked open ESR. Get on it my man, it’ll make you feel more alive than you’ve ever felt. A howdy to Ian!! I’m sorry man, but what’s the name of yer band again? Wanna check you’s guys out… I want to see a full review of Adam’s gig on here from all who attend ’cause he won’t come to the U.S. Gotta split– Time to bottle me homebrew!!!!mmm… IPA………… cheers!

Date: Mon Sep 30 16:30:20 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: JoeT: HELL YES, check out slowdive today…and crack open that ESR too!

Date: Mon Sep 30 15:34:27 2002
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Chester, New York USA
Comment: Found a website titled “SpiritSoarDreaming”, all about dream pop/shoegazer music. Made me wax nostalgic for early 90s, college days of playing music, listening, hiking, fun…..sniff. Now I am married and concerened with Amperages for fuseboxes and outlets. Oh well. I can still listen to music and play guitar. This will stave off the old/fat/bald/slacks elements of marriage. At least my wife isn’t fat. YEEEOOORGHH!!!! P.S. Never heard a note of ESR, been saving it since 1996, figuring it will be “new” to me when I get aroud to it, after Swervedriver has stopped recording. I also have pulled off my ballsack. Bush (the band) sucks!!!! Should I check out Slowdive?? I have been “saving” them for about 11 years now. Thanks porn stars!!!!! -JoeT.

Date: Mon Sep 30 14:29:28 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC.
Comment: There’s Ian!! How’s the band going? Obviously pretty well if it’s keeping you on the road. Hopefully you’ll be gigged in the same area as Adam. I hope that everyone who posts here is able to see him perform at least once. I often think of when I saw him play in Washington D.C. last summer. A dear friend of mine who’s a every bit the Swerve fan that I am recently tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend. I was his best man. At one point in the evening during the wedding we had the DJ play, “These Times”. It was a mighty fine evening. Take care all. -E

Date: Sun Sep 29 20:07:13 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Howdy folks. Just sticking my nose in for a secto. Not been around for a while. Totaly wish I could go to Adams gig. Keep trying to say to come up to Glasgow cause there’s a good solid crowd of diehard swervies up here but will he listen…. ?Anyway, if anyone knows if hes doing a gig down there towards the end of october post it up cause Ill be down that way with me band at the Monarch on the 31st and Ill see him play if its the last godam thing I do I tells yaz. Hope everyone is doing OK! Tattie bye.

Date: Sun Sep 29 14:04:38 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: old Swervedriver interview if anyones interested http://members.optusnet.com.au/~d_challinor/swervedriver_int.html

Date: Sun Sep 29 07:47:51 2002
Name: gLASSsHRIMP
City/State/Country: Buffalo Bar Highbury Corner, right next to Highbury & Islington tube, London
Comment: Adam Franklin set the buffalo bar 259 upper street, islington thursday 3rd october 8.30PM to 1.30 AM £5 / £4 concessions for more details: glassshrimp@hotmail.com or 0207-729-6006

Date: Sat Sep 28 00:42:10 2002
Name: another one for spreading your love
City/State/Country: another one for spreading your love
Comment: another one for spreading your love

Date: Fri Sep 27 15:22:02 2002
Name: spread your love
City/State/Country: spread your love
Comment: spread your love

Date: Fri Sep 27 11:09:53 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: I saw BRMC live at the mercury lounge and I thought they were like the best band i had heard in a very long while, I was totally blown away. I immediately bought some promotional singles they were selling at the show. But I don’t know why I think the recorded stuff seems so weak in comparison. I was kind of dissappointed.

Date: Fri Sep 27 01:13:13 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Black rebel motorcycle club have blown my mind away.

Date: Thu Sep 26 17:10:30 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: Danno, Hairy, everybody…. I checked my sources too (just now… oops.). Sorry for the mis-info gents. I must’ve totaly lucked out on swervie.com then. I remember checking them a year ago and they had nada–but I checked again a few mos ago and the shirts were in–Go figger… Erik– I guess I shouldn’t have missed SY after all. Cheers.

Date: Thu Sep 26 14:39:06 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Ooops
Comment: I put “RVA” instead of Raleigh. Old habits die hard…

Date: Thu Sep 26 14:37:56 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey Zach!! Yeah, I remember you man, (sorry I didn’t mention your name in my previous post). Is California treating you well? I’m sure it is. Every Cali-transplant that I know loves it out there. Yeah, Dragstrip’s going pretty well. A few labels have been showing some interest so I’ve been trying to book us as much as possible. We should finally be making the trek out west in February. I’ll let you know. Royboy, Sonic Youth was great. They opened with “Cotton Crown”, played “Shadow of Doubt”, “StarPower”, “Drunken Butterfly” and many other gems. Their new stuff sounded great too. Man, this just like old times. I need to start communicating on this thing again. Has anyone heard from Art in awhile? Seems like he’s keeping this thing up and running, but I was curious as to what’s going on with him. Anyway, good to hear from all of you. Take good care y’all… -E

Date: Thu Sep 26 07:21:50 2002
Name: there’s no other ending
City/State/Country: sunday su-uu-nn..!!!!
Comment: Beck says

Date: Wed Sep 25 17:06:13 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Calgary
Comment: I see no color in your eyes………………………..BRMC

Date: Wed Sep 25 17:04:08 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: I got Demons in my head and I should of stayed in bed.

Date: Wed Sep 25 14:48:07 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Oh to have more of that sweet, sexy, franklin, croon, but alas, we are left waiting and wondering, and left at the alter. I’ll have to keep myself busy. Do any SWD fans have any internet radio station favorites that consistantly play new interesting music? I found this site that indexes internet radio sites. http://www.mikesradioworld.com and I started to check out the college public stations. A bunch of good stuff, but I have no idea what I am listening too half the time. It’s like a part-time job, very low pay.

Date: Wed Sep 25 11:41:35 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: KC
Comment: Royboy, I just checked your sources, and neither has SWD shirts. The only place I know is ebay. They regularly have the blue shirt, that was available on the 99th dream tour. Not a bad shirt, but a crack at others would be nice! Cheers!

Date: Tue Sep 24 18:07:43 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Howdy, Erik! Long time no see. How’s Dragstrip doing? (I was the guy from New Orleans…got you played on WTUL back in the day). Cheers, man. -Zach

Date: Tue Sep 24 14:28:48 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: Erik– was starting to wonder about you, man. How was Sonic Youth? I missed’em while I was in Portland last month. Hairy–i got a SWD radar logo shirt (you know the one) right from www.swervie.com not too long agoo. $15 plus shipping, think it was… I also remember Sessions.com skate shop having a few shirts awhile back–the one with the pedals, and the ‘ol bullseye one too. they might still have ’em. Good luck mate. Cheers……

Date: Tue Sep 24 12:00:13 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Erik-what can I say? Geezer. I too would hope that everyone’s cool and that Dave’s still busy tryin’ to find a way to upload videos! Anybody know where to get a SWD Tee shirt? I think my Mezcal Head shirt is about to disintegrate!

Date: Tue Sep 24 08:15:21 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, (used to be Richmond).
Comment: Hey Swerve kids, long time no talk. I’ve been trying to read the archives from the past few months to see what’s been going on with everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Me, I’m just doing the same ole thing. Rocking steady, working, trying to hit as many good shows as I possibly can, (saw Sonic Youth a few weeks back). I’m also doing to booking for the Dragstrip Syndicate these days which keeps me fully occupied, (that’s probably the main reason I don’t post as much anymore), but don’t for a minute think I’ve forgotten about Swervedriver or all of you. I want to give warm greetings to all my old school pals that still post: Art, Tuomas, Kik, Ghost, Dan’l, Sundog, Billie, Ian, Hairy, Royboy, Chizzy, (everyone else I may have forgotten to mention), and of course to all the new folks out there as well. Adam, Jez, Jimmy, and Steve, I hope you are all happy men these days. I will always be thankful for all the times I have seen the band live, and even moreso that I got to know you in person. Take good care of yourselves. I have never lost the feeling. -E

Date: Tue Sep 24 06:00:45 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stock-o-tonia
Comment: Anyone see that videoclip for “get free” by the Vines,.. musos gettin majorly harrassed by lightning strikes! Lights, camera… rockin roll!!! Good to see you rock punters screeming for answers. Are there answers?

Date: Tue Sep 24 02:18:32 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: ok, i know i have been caught out before with this… the rumour on the street here is that massive attack are bringing 2 new albums out and they are both gunna go up on the web page completely before they are released to the shops… any body know of this?? And what is the web page???? Also, where the flamin ‘ell is Jez’s book, or any of the lads and Art?? The board seems to have lost a certain zing of late… hmm…. is everybody in hibernation..??? Oouuuu…. only 3 weeks til Mogwai and trail are here!!!!! Yahssss!!!!! take care all in swervie world!!!

Date: Mon Sep 23 17:42:37 2002
Name: wiz2wiz
City/State/Country: london
Comment: does anyone know what show the 12 minute version of DURESS comes from got every live track i can find on the net wheres the rest of the gig?every other tinpot band is reforming DO THE SAME YA BASTARDS! BLOW EM ALL AWAY

Date: Mon Sep 23 17:00:52 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: SFA show was pretty fuckin good. I’d never seen them before, and didn’t really know what to expect, but they put on a hell of show without having a lot of attitude. They just seem like regular guys, except that they’re Welsh (heh-heh…). BetaFan– A few friends o’ mine are going to the Gomez show. I can’t get off work for it but I’ve seen them 3 times so far. They also put on a good show. They’ve played kick-ass covers of the Talking Heads song “On the Road to Nowhere” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” by ….”Jacko”. have fun man!!! Cheers…….

Date: Sat Sep 21 16:16:13 2002
Name: BetaFan
City/State/Country: Ottawa, Canada
Comment: Swervie, pls come out and play! I must hear Satansville and Duress live at least one time in my life. Gomez in TO next weekend, should cure my fix for decent fucking music!

Date: Sat Sep 21 10:55:32 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: swervedriver does it help if I tell you that you guys are amazing?

Date: Fri Sep 20 21:18:14 2002
Name: Ralphy
City/State/Country: Minneeeesota
Comment: LAZZZZZZZZE IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoa what, Huskers+Felt+Sonic Youth= SWD Sounds about right to me. I’m going to war with the Bible in my face and Swervedriver in my ears full tilt…….

Date: Fri Sep 20 21:08:32 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: SHITEEEEEEE swervedriver are where are you?!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri Sep 20 18:58:09 2002
Name: Dandy
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: Yeah Dave, I’ve got a handfull of em…I have a buddy who has a whole show taped as well that I’m trying to swindle…but as far as B-sides and others, I think I have em all….I can only assume that “why say yeah” is the most recent thing available…..I’ll give up my right to vote for those guys to make more records.

Date: Fri Sep 20 15:59:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: barfalo
Comment: hydroxylated lecithin– Man, as a matter of fact, I ate some fast food yesterday… I’m stoked-SFA tomorrow nite. Should be C R A Z Y…. cheers.

Date: Fri Sep 20 11:58:44 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Saw wire the other night at Irving Plaza, kick ass, really good and really energized. Lots of 40 second songs. They had a bit of a hiatus, maybe SWD just needs some time. I heard it was a girl who got fired at geffen when seagram took over.

Date: Fri Sep 20 11:57:48 2002
Name: jake
City/State/Country: chicago
Comment: Hey Jez, loved your stories about the Metro in chicago, I have been going there since i was 14 seeing various punk shows- i missed u guys when u played with the pumpkins, though a friend saw the show and told me that swervedriver blew the pumpkins out of the water!!! PLease come back to chicago sometime/ I guarantee a sell-out show adios jake///

Date: Fri Sep 20 00:31:57 2002
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Date: Thu Sep 19 21:45:22 2002
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Date: Thu Sep 19 19:35:37 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Dandy. I know what you mean. Do you have any live swervie tracks? Try looking for them.

Date: Thu Sep 19 16:56:45 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: CANADA
Comment: SPREAD YOUR LOVE ANY B.R.M.C FANS?

Date: Thu Sep 19 09:36:54 2002
Name: Dandy
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: Looking to trade mp3’s of any Swervie tracks that I have, for any I don’t have. Help, I can’t find any more. and a new record seems nowhere in sight (big sniff)

Date: Wed Sep 18 20:21:31 2002
Name: MARCELO
City/State/Country: RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL
Comment: GOOD BEUTIFAUL,I WANT TO BELIEVE

Date: Wed Sep 18 17:40:12 2002
Name: hydroxylated lecithin
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: royboy / i heard that the swervies main man at geffen (a/r scuzz) was iced, and as a result they lost the only guy at that label who believed in them and got them as far as he did. now, this is either something someone reliable told me, or it’s a story i made up in my head while a shade tipsy… but i’m pretty sure it’s the former. eat more fast food. love, HL

Date: Wed Sep 18 12:50:33 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Five grand a day for a bus…and I thought it was expensive getting the 610 bus from Denholme to Bradford (£1.30 i think)

Date: Wed Sep 18 10:49:40 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: barfalo
Comment: Danno– 99th dream did come out on Geffen as a promo. It had a different (I think better) version of “These Times” on it. I’m not quite sure of the circumstances of their being dropped though. cheers……..

Date: Wed Sep 18 10:10:55 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: KC
Comment: Mike, obviously I have no way of confirming this, that is unless Jez should chime in here on the topic, but I was recently told by a band member on a Century Media band, that a tour bus alone cost $5k a DAY! to be riding around in. Now, I don’t know what the sales of 99th Dream was, but it does make me think that the label or the band wasn’t walking away w/ pockets full of cash. I really don’t know, I’m just thinking that the story I was told could have some merit to it. I also don’t wish to be misunderstood, that I’m try to talk smack about the band! I’m not, I really dig them and would love to see them play one more show. Who knows, maybe the label just made bad overall business decisions. It seems like they weren’t making tons of cash off the other bands that were on the label either. Lastly, I wondering if anyone knows the situations about 99th Dream almost coming out on Geffen and then suddenly ending up at Zero Hour! Cheers, Danno

Date: Wed Sep 18 03:33:48 2002
Name: damon
City/State/Country: satansville
Comment: zero hour……..what an idiotick name for a label……..they were blessed that SWD agreed to their “conditions”. why doesn’t SWD have their own stinkin’ label? cut out the middleman and do it black market style…….i’m just glad i located my lush “split” vinyl yesterday,Hail Miki!!!!!!! my goal for today is to hunt down the mezcal head and toshack cd’s.i friggin’ despise cd’s,they are the bane of my existence.horrible glitch media they are–gimme greasy,dusty vinyl or a cracked cassette tape anynight. btw—www.vapir.com has these amazing “digital air herbal smoking devices” for sale….i’m getting the black and green one soon!it’s like a reverse-engineered bong, alien smoking utensil–comes with a backpack and lithium-ion battery and tools.that’ll come in handy when i’m walking my german shepherd at 4 am in the park blasting ESR on my walkman staring up at the constellations with my shades on methinx…….i think im gonna record some phased out guitar noise later today and force my fiance to play bass on top of it when she gets home…then we can rewind it and make out and stuff–if i get lucky i may end out tied up with a SWD shirt and a superhero-anime lookin chick on top of me….wish me luck!!!!!!!

Date: Tue Sep 17 20:36:33 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: I think that Zero Hour story is a load of crap.

Date: Tue Sep 17 19:58:24 2002
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: washington
Comment: That really sucks to hear that guy say that about the Zero Hour thing, as from what i remember reading way back, Swervedriver easily took the lead in album sales in the first two weeks than any other band on the label..

Date: Tue Sep 17 19:32:33 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: I wore my swervedriver shirt yesterday. I felts so proud to be wearing a shirt of the greatest band on this earth. people thought my shirt was a beer shirt. How sad.

Date: Tue Sep 17 12:54:10 2002
Name: Danno
City/State/Country: Kansas City, but soon to be NYC
Comment: So I sat here at work, with nothing really to do yesterday, and read the 3 parts of Jez’s book that are here to read. I found it very entertaining and funny at some points. It is cool to read about that world, that we as HUGE music fans may never experience, but yet we wonder about! The last segment about Dallas the bus driver was great! If only Jez could get a publisher! I’m thinking that many would read this book, and perhaps bring some much needed attention to the band, even if it is after that fact(although I hope that isn’t the case). Anyway, I spoke to someone the other day, who says that he was a touring sound engineer for the SWD/Hum tour that happened here in the states. This may not be new info, and I don’t mean this as a knock to SWD, but he said that it was SWD that caused Zero Hour to go under! I don’t know, maybe so, but is seems that it would have to have been a bit more than that to cause the labels demise! What other bands on that label were a worth damn? Perhaps some of you know more than me! What so you think?

Date: Tue Sep 17 09:56:14 2002
Name: me
City/State/Country: here
Comment: hello

Date: Tue Sep 17 07:23:04 2002
Name: greg
City/State/Country: poland 😉
Comment: another fine site for me…

Date: Tue Sep 17 06:10:17 2002
Name: damon
City/State/Country: Witchmond VA
Comment: I like to listen to SWD cuz there aint no ghosts playin musick. with all this whining about saving everything it makes me paranoid like adam’s gonna get struck by a drunk driver or somethin’…….I say we just lobby the Brits for Knighthood of all SWD members.Then they could each live in a castle with a foxy tantric yoga chick like that sting guy.And a hookah in every room.And lots of ashtrays.Hail Isis!>08-)>*

Date: Tue Sep 17 05:39:37 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: A very old mailing-list started by Ajay Sharma, the former webmaster of www.swervie.com (that is at a dead point also), but there’s no messages anymore.

Date: Tue Sep 17 05:02:47 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I will be a life long swervie fan. And I will never lose the faith. Whats this talk about a mailing list?

Date: Tue Sep 17 03:00:29 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: I’d like to thank Raise to have motivated myself all along my september session of exams after I fucked up those of June. I didn’t know university demanded to work so much. Stupid (a way too) easy secondary school system.

Date: Tue Sep 17 02:53:09 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: I’m coming here for about 3 years now I think and the most interesting thing is the fact that the first addicted are almost all gone. As if they were tired of hoping for something that “could” happen with a low probability (let’s just hope not) now. And in the end, that’s always the same in here at every change in the visitors, restart the same cycle. I’m not complaining, ’cause I like the band enough to read everything with the envy of a beginner but I’m not sure some are not tired. Not any mails from the mailing-list neither, as I said, the old fanbase is at a kind of dead point. The only thing to do is to put Raise in your tape player or CD player or disc player and listen to it for a lot of years until the end.

Date: Tue Sep 17 01:53:05 2002
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Date: Tue Sep 17 00:39:57 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i don’t really thing anyone thinks the band is at our beck and call, i think we’re all just fans who are just hoping something will be said, i’m sure i speak for a lot of people (even though its still just my opinion) when i say id just like to know either way, even if they say we’re no longer a band, at least we’ll all know, and we can listen to our CD’s and have our memories and no one will have to sit and wonder “what’s going on?” it’s the same thing with van halen, just say something, people wanna know, but its not like we think they owe us anything, we would just like to know for our own personal interest

Date: Mon Sep 16 18:40:54 2002
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Date: Mon Sep 16 14:37:36 2002
Name: Kevkov
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Cheers royboy, no i don’t have It’s All Happening Now on my copy. Continuing the ‘swervie video’ thing, i once saw the video for duel on mtv2 at about half seven in the morning. I switched the tv on expecting the usual shit and i’m half asleep when i suddenly realise it’s swervedriver! I shoulda taped it though cause i never saw them on tv again. (sigh)

Date: Mon Sep 16 13:58:10 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: St Helens Dave – I was just trying to get a rise (Raise?) out of Art – but, sad to say it, but it appears to be late in the game concerning SWD’s career. They’re not giving Art too much to work with. The interest that drove the aforementioned to put together this site, the comps, etc. has waned. I’ve been posting/reading here for about a year now, and even the level of activity between then and now is… subdued. Not so much past tense “we loved SWD!”, as it is “are they gonna put more music out or no?”. Some people feel that a band is somehow obligated to dole out the “same old, same old”, just cuz it made them feel good. If they aren’t gonna put out, they want to take their attention and move on. A band is *not* at the beck and call of their fan base – even tho one might think so after buying the poster and the t-shirt and the lapel pin and all the bootlegs. That attitude is largely due to the uprising of the music industry in the last century. An artist (or a band of artists) has but one commitment – to bring to life what it is that makes them tick. Considering the trouble SWD has had with labels in the past, danny boy’s “straight to internet” idea is a very good one. Anyway, sorry for the rant… the mystery surrounding SWD’s return continues… it would be too cool to see SWD/Toshack be part of establishing the 21st century way of doing music business… space travel rock n roll, and all…

Date: Mon Sep 16 10:52:58 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: hey man, i’m located in central NJ near new brunswick, east brunswick area, i play guitar as well, however i can’t sing to save my life, haha, but a jam would be cool i dont know how far you are from here, let me know i guess, and anyone else in the area who plays drums or bass…..

Date: Mon Sep 16 09:38:41 2002
Name: John C.
City/State/Country: Orange Cty, NY, USofA
Comment: Message to Matt from NJ. I play guitar and SD is always cranking through my Marshall and Les Paul as loudly as I can. Where in NJ are you? Maybe a jam like you said?

Date: Mon Sep 16 09:29:37 2002
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Date: Sun Sep 15 23:25:56 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: just anything, something, even if they say there won’t be any more shows, we just wanna know, cuz i know all of you like me are just waiting in limbo hoping for something to happen!! every fan here, start the chant with me SWERVE DRI VER SWERVE DRI VER!!!

Date: Sun Sep 15 19:01:05 2002
Name: Valentine #3
City/State/Country: Party at my house!
Comment: pre/post SWD party at my place to prime & host travelers if the boys ever show up for a gig here in NYC again, I promise……

Date: Sun Sep 15 17:51:12 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Kevkov, all the copies are like that. The songs are called “Plan 7 Star Sattelite 10” and “Flaming Heart” respectively. Didja get the one with “It’s All Happening Now” on it? Cheers. P.S. I’ll travel too, I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again!!!

Date: Sun Sep 15 14:18:20 2002
Name: Kevkov
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Ok, quick question for the board. I ordered a second hand copy of ESR off of amazon after AGES of looking for it. Anyways, it turns out this is a promo copy (at least thats what it says) and the last 3 tracks aren’t named. So I was wondering if anyone out there also has this copy and could tell me. Track 11 is a short instumental, track 12 is just a minute of silence (seriously!) and track 13 is a proper song. Oh yeah, and since i’m here 2 more q’s: 1. is there ever gonna be more swervie stuff? 2. Is jez’s book ever gonna get published? Thanx in advance.

Date: Sun Sep 15 10:55:30 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Danny – I second that idea! I will travel to see a bunch of shows if they tour again.

Date: Sun Sep 15 01:38:46 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: Effin’ right we want them back. Hey guys if you’re readin’ –how ’bout this?–Come back to ..let’s say, NYC..and do a string of gigs. They can be your only gigs on the continent. Check out how many people come from surrounding areas. For example, I like many before me will not think twice about heading up the highway to NYC. As a matter of fact, if Swervedriver eventually go on tour, I want to do the Grateful Dead thing and hook up on the whole east coast and meet the whole lot of you (the fans) cause you are the coolest bunch of fucking people that are breathing today. Hey Jez…sell print your book, sell a shitload, save the dough, go on tour and charge us eager bastards 40$ a pop, and make a dream come alive. I must hear Duress live at least one more time before I die. Whaddaya think?

Date: Sat Sep 14 23:49:28 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: heh, thats funny you say that about the tribute band man, i’m in 2 bands already but i’ve been wantin to get people together for a while and just play nothing but swervedriver tunes, not so much to play out, just for fun, but i just thought id share that since you bringin up the tribute band made me think of that again, WE WANT SWERVEDRIVER BACK!!!

Date: Sat Sep 14 21:05:30 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: O.K. this is it…when the hell are these guys going to go out on tour again. They must!!! There’s no question. Considering their problems with record companies, why can’t they put out a low budget cd of new stuff and sell it via internet. Jesus Christ..technology permits this kind of thing. Besides, that would sure beat having to go into a studio to produce one of the finest albums ever recorded (Mezcal Head), spend a shitload of cash that they’ll never make back and later write books about their misfortune. I think they underestimate their fanbase. Anyway, if they dont come around soon, I’m gunna be forced to get a tribute band together and bring the music out to the people. But I dont want to do that. (And I dont think a song like Duress could ever be played by anyone but themselves. Peace

Date: Sat Sep 14 16:11:06 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Jerry – Thats Jimmy and Adi. Hey Swervedriver if ya read this: Dont’t Say its Over!

Date: Sat Sep 14 14:12:46 2002
Name: jerry
City/State/Country: High Plains
Comment: I have a boot of a Swervedriver Peel Session. Did that ever get a legitimate release? It has a song called “Over” which is not on any studio recording. The other songs are Out, Volcano Trash, and Zedhead. “Over” also pops up in an early live boot, circa 1990, but disappears after that. Who sings the vocals anyway? At least the fist part is someone else, then Adam takes over in the chorus.

Date: Fri Sep 13 19:45:14 2002
Name: dAVE
City/State/Country: sT,hELENS
Comment: Hi Dan. What do you mean “does this site run on auto pilot”? care to explain. I would love to be an admin or something. I would also like to give a proper messageboard / forum a trial run to see how it goes. But at the moment Art is still the Main Man. (What im saying is that I would like to help out)

Date: Fri Sep 13 18:38:39 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: go home!

Date: Fri Sep 13 16:32:31 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Get this shit…i’m still working. I got to work at 8:30 am yesterday, and here I am still. I’m about to lose my mind.

Date: Fri Sep 13 13:32:00 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chi Il
Comment: Ya, got ’em both and PiW off my dear friend Lisa. The comps have a lot of miles on them – I wonder how I got along without ’em before. I’m not comfortable with the bootleg issue, but what are ya gonna do? Ajay’s odc.net list is sporadic but active, and usually has the same personalities popping up with interesting views. It’s the only list I’m on, so I don’t mind it. Who’s Dan Chan? And what does he have that I don’t? 🙂

Date: Fri Sep 13 05:33:17 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: 2:32 am…and i’m still at work. This SUX.

Date: Thu Sep 12 22:26:45 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Dan, I had wondered what happen to that cast of characters, too. Art has been M.I. A. for a while. Did you get the surreal/serene comps? Or Dan Chan’s? Is the email list still active?

Date: Thu Sep 12 19:16:02 2002
Name: Dan-o
City/State/Country: Chicag-o
Comment: Maybe the thing to do is hook up with all the old school Swerve nuts out there… the folks who put the “Passenger is Wired” and “Serene/Surreal” CDs out. Maybe use the same methods for putting a quality video comp together. I know I’d lay out good cash for it. Been wondering where RudAwakning, Art, Ajay, etc. have been. Understandable if they lost interest… but does this site run on autopilot, or what? I’m a lurker on Ajay’s Swerve list… for the last year, pretty much the same names pop up. I remember Rud asking about recording with computer equipment, and that’s about it. Say la v…

Date: Thu Sep 12 13:43:04 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The Duel video is the one without Steve on it, as far as the Last Day On Earth video goes it’s been a while since i watched it, but it’s pretty cool.

Date: Wed Sep 11 23:27:06 2002
Name: RealityCrash
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: I have an excellent Video CD Menu Creating program which would allow me to make a nice menu for videos on a cd-r. If anyone is interested in doing something like this for all the Swervedriver fans, let me know: realitycrash@hotmail.com

Date: Wed Sep 11 14:54:42 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Erm a problem… I cant find a site that has 52mb of free webspace available so i cant upload…HOWEVER! If you have a hotmail account, msn messenger and a cable or faster connection I can send it you through msn messenger. So if you want to see the video (its quite good) add me to your conacts list and i will send you the video no problem. It should only take about 15 – 20 mins on a cable modem / ADSL. My hotmail account is mezcal_head@hotmail.com

Date: Wed Sep 11 14:51:13 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Alllllllrightythen!

Date: Wed Sep 11 14:34:46 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Dave, I’d love to see it!!! THANKS!

Date: Wed Sep 11 13:44:17 2002
Name: Matt (mpavlic@yahoo.com)
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: heh, ive watched that video like 100 times already but some of it is BAD, but you are right something is better than nothing, if someone out there can convert it and post it up on a site for people to download, ill glady send them a copy of the tape so they can do what they want with it, that way we all can see it, i have no problem with that, anyone interested let me know, and anyone else with SWD video or audio, please post it up, lets help each other out, we’re all fans here, lets get something started here

Date: Wed Sep 11 13:26:37 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: the city that works… when it fucking feels like it
Comment: Ya ya ya… upload! I’ve seen the video topic kicked around some up on here before – somehow it never pans out. I’d lay out cash monies for early/late & any/all Swerve vid. Ironic how much “the MTV” has shaped my rock education, yet I’ve never seen anything more than the Road Rash vid. Matt/NJ – I’d gladly kill a weekend night with 4 hrs. of bad quality Swerve vid – somethings’ better than nothing… god help me if I have to watch Max X or Street Smarts again… well, OK, Street Smarts isn’t all that bad…

Date: Wed Sep 11 12:52:37 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Upload Dave, upload……..

Date: Wed Sep 11 11:59:47 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: TO
Comment: Fester – yeah, I agree with everything you said, set list didn’t change, same encore, although I think that Sub Sub song rocks live, they are amazing! Lost a lot of the intimacy though in the crap warehouse setting, I really do hate that venue, unless you are pressed against the stage any hope of getting into a show is basically out the window.

Date: Wed Sep 11 11:31:34 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: Dave–upload like you’ve never uploaded anything before… Wow, Chris– Last Day on Earth video? is it cool? is the angel in it?

Date: Wed Sep 11 09:17:35 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ive got a video for duel, shall i try and upload it to my onlinerock.com account? I think it should fit and be able for u people to download. What do u think?

Date: Wed Sep 11 00:34:29 2002
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Date: Tue Sep 10 22:56:20 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: est-Good to see you back. Yeah, it was a cool show, I mean, its the Doves. You’re right though, the other one was better. Mainly because the acoustics at the Warehouse completely suck, but mostly because it was basically the same show. That’s a silly thing to say, I know, but even the encore was the same. Just hoped for a little variation. I dare to compare, but when Swervie doubled through here in 98, they broke it up large. Yet, one of the many countless reasons why they rock. Cheers!

Date: Tue Sep 10 20:55:23 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Chris, is one version of Duel video with Steve and one without? I think I remember seeing one without Mr. George on Bass.

Date: Tue Sep 10 20:52:31 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i would put my videos up, but like i said it sucks ass, quality wise, i watch them anyways cuz its all i have but i wouldnt subject anyone else to it 🙂

Date: Tue Sep 10 14:01:55 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’ve got videos for: Duel (i think they did two, mines different to the one on Road Rash i think, i’ve only ever seen stills from it), Last Train To Satansville and Last Day On Earth. I also have one for Magic Bus which is just a load of Snowboarding, though it’s pretty cool, it’s from the daytripper snowboard movie, i guess there’s one like that for ejector seat reservation from the Odd Man Out movie too, though i haven’t seen it. Someone should put them on the internet if they can/know how?

Date: Tue Sep 10 13:32:32 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Sorry guys, away too long, busy summer of work! I’m back. Doves last night, really good, last show was better though, smaller venue! Got my package of vinyl! Finally ESR! Yayyyy! Fester – you went to Doves as well? What did you think? e.

Date: Tue Sep 10 12:56:26 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i have that tape, i bought it off of ebay, unfortunately i got ripped off, the tape is about 4 hours, but the best qaulity on the tape is maybe a C rating, the quality is bad…but its better than nothing, i wish i could get a good copy of SWD stuff, i have hundreds of bootlegs by other bands to trade if anyone is interested, email me at mpavlic@yahoo.com

Date: Tue Sep 10 11:37:26 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: I friend of mine had a video titled “On the Road with Swervedriver”. I’m not sure where he got it, but it had lots of swervie footage. “Sci-Flyer” @ CBGB’s, interviews with a Boston radio station, some sound check thing where they played the “Twin Peaks” theme, some other show footage, as well as the videos you’ve all listed. Pretty cool, though I think the tape dissapeared some years back… cheers.

Date: Tue Sep 10 01:02:59 2002
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: i know they also made videos for duel, last train to satansville, and sandblasted as well, i have them on video, anyways maybe someone can post their swervedriver audio bootlegs somewhere on a site so we can all DL them and enjoy them, i would, but i dont have any i only have a really shit video i bought off of ebay, SWERVEDRIVER we want you back!!!

Date: Mon Sep 9 23:35:59 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Speaking of videos, is anyone hosting these online? I have never seen 1 SWD video!!! Let’s rectify this.

Date: Mon Sep 9 23:25:08 2002
Name: Colin
City/State/Country:  
Comment: By the way, I got to see Swervedriver 3 times. Twice at the Roxy opening for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and once at the Whisky with the Poster Children opening. I’ve still got the setlist…

Date: Mon Sep 9 23:18:15 2002
Name: Colin
City/State/Country:  
Comment: What videos were produced for Swervedriver? I know of: Son of Mustang Ford, Rave Down, & Never Lose That Feeling. What else is out there?

Date: Mon Sep 9 21:59:00 2002
Name:  
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Date: Mon Sep 9 21:58:24 2002
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Date: Mon Sep 9 08:53:29 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: be low.
Comment: Yeah, yeah. I’m kicking myself now, but at the time of departure, i just didn’t feel like grabbing one more thing. I’ll go back. I know what you mean about the “feel”. SWD is in my “get stoked to ride” mix that I play before I go snowboarding.

Date: Sun Sep 8 23:18:06 2002
Name: Valentine #3
City/State/Country: Crooklyn
Comment: _Royboy, shame on you for not taking your board and surfing concrete waves! I think skating & snowboarding make me “feel” like swervedriver sounds, powerfull with a touch of grace at the same time! Ghost! still havn’t heard from you! I hope you didn’t get off at the Classon stop on the G-train! and D, drop me a line as well if you’re in NYC, the more SWD friends, the better!……yeahcooksie@yahoo.com

Date: Sun Sep 8 11:17:33 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Alex, you freak! It’s obvious you have been around the big-pawed puppy too long. Prepare for a Mitchy ass-kicking on the 11th. He’s not happy.;) I was channel surfing the other day and just by amazing luck caught Bowie on MTV berating them for not supporting bands like the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. That was a pleasant surprise. Doves this Monday. Can’t wait. Cheers!

Date: Sun Sep 8 10:24:42 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: The Void
Comment: Reeet! I hate to say this but I’m seriously doubting swervedriver will get together again. I think they will fade out…WHICH WILL FLIPPING SUCK BIG TIME! I dont really know how big swervedriver is fan base wise. BUT I KNOW FOR SURE THAT I WANT THEM TO TOUR OR SOMETHING ONE LAST TIME. Come on swervie’s JUST GET TOGETHER ONE LAST TIME FOR A TOUR AND GO OUT WITH A BANG!!! Dont just fade out!!! Pleeeasssee!! And im near to the limit of pulling me balls off too!! (ala ricky)

Date: Sun Sep 8 05:19:38 2002
Name: david
City/State/Country: —-
Comment: I’m looking for any kind of info about an english band from the nineties called delicatessen. Anyone can help me? ps- swd for president

Date: Sat Sep 7 13:32:38 2002
Name: BetaFan
City/State/Country: Ottawa-Canada
Comment: Just have to say SWD are the best goddamn band in the world. Please tell me they are still together and are planning on touring again one day (soon)! If anyone’s looking to discover an excellent new Canadian artist, check out Sam Robert’s Brother Down single – fuckin tops!

Date: Sat Sep 7 01:21:23 2002
Name: Ralphy
City/State/Country: Duluth,Minnesota USA and God bless us All!!!!!
Comment: I already did pull my balls off Ricky! Man, I hate to think of a screwed up world of ours without the music of Swervedriver to help with just getting thru everyday life anyway. God heel US! .I remember sharing a smoke with the boys before their first ever gig at First Avenue main roon in Mpls. I asked them if they had ever heard of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry ( my fav band before Swervedriver came along). They said they never heard of the Lorries. I was shocked as I was convinced they were influenced by the Lorries (my own foolishness as work as usual). Anyway, I saw Swervedriver at 7th Street entry (I think their second ever gig in Mpls or maybee even their first; their 1st ever Mpls gig could have been at the Uptown Bar??? ) and what a gig that was. It is still in my top 3 for my best gigs I have ever been to. Their music blew my mind beyond the limits of my musical introspective observation!!!

Date: Fri Sep 6 19:57:23 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Swervedriver. Question for you. I want a yes or no answer is there any hope of you guys getting back together? I need to know before I pull my balls off.

Date: Fri Sep 6 18:25:41 2002
Name: Alex
City/State/Country: Babysitting Hell,(Cambridge)
Comment: So here is the portion of the evening where I stalk Fester on-line. Veronica is giving good show?Must be more relaxed and swapping all those cold germs. Miss you bending over and picking up 11# bags. See you Wed09/11. 8 AM sharp. Show you my new vehicle. You are going to be REALLY old soon.32 on 17th? I don’t forget.

Date: Fri Sep 6 03:34:42 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Sep 5 06:41:20 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: dollardodah
Comment: i reckon if swerve ever whated to spin some cash then they’d go into printing up some t-shirts and offering them here! Don’t know about the legalities but then again i steer way clear of this rock’n roll caper.

Date: Thu Sep 5 05:54:43 2002
Name: jduel
City/State/Country: stockholm aka duelland
Comment: Jez, I don’t want to be the famous pain in the “#¤% but when’s the book out, if it’s already out where the f”#k is it..Cheers!!

Date: Wed Sep 4 22:38:54 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country:  
Comment: swervedriver come out come out and play!!! I must admit this sucks.

Date: Wed Sep 4 20:02:16 2002
Name: patrick moore
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ..and you an astro-physicist Dan.Go swing yer bat….xxx

Date: Wed Sep 4 19:14:16 2002
Name:
City/State/Country: stateless
Comment: druuuunnnkkkkkin paaartttyyyy…..everyone is gettin fired……yes!!!!!!! as of dec 31….finallyyyyy i’ll be a human againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn and what do we do to cope? we drink lots and lots of champanye from the sample roooooooommm…..then everone says why didn’t we do this all along? I say, “well haven’t i been sayin it?, and you been accusin me of alcolism!!! hic!” love bein a drunk.

Date: Wed Sep 4 14:24:01 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: someone sent me this. kind of funny…http://www.cstrecords.com/html/uxo.html – music to bombs in just a few easy steps…. This may be old, but did anyone ever see a site called the bible of alternative rock maintained by trouser press (www.trouserpress.com)? Jack Rabid (the big takover)wrote the swervedriver summary. I really like the idea of that, but maybe a little more detailed. Did anyone ever see it or know of a better one?

Date: Wed Sep 4 02:26:30 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Bloody hell Jez…did you go to school?

Date: Tue Sep 3 19:14:23 2002
Name: jez
City/State/Country:  
Comment: OK Matt – flbrookes@btinternet.com should sort us out! j….xxx

Date: Tue Sep 3 18:59:13 2002
Name: jez
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Matt – I look 4ward to it!Am in London at the moment – name the time/place and I’ll be there (away for October).Still publishing? … That S/Downs conversation involved talk of a Guru,your father and an aeroplane…I’ve been looking here daily since your last posting,hoping you’d be here.If not in our village I’ll get you an email address… There’s a school reunion on the 28th Sept – 6th form centre – reckon I/we should go?????!!!Very dubious at the moment!!!!Anyway,take good care – everyone else too.And thanks for keeping this site interesting! jez….xxx

Date: Tue Sep 3 13:18:54 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: ChiIl
Comment: Sundog – yep, ETRPT was it – on vinyl, no less. Good to hear somebody put it out on CD. After a long Labor Day weekend with Doves “Lost Souls”: it doesn’t have the bombast that made SWD rock (bombast = i.e., ‘I Am Superman’), but still a very slick record.

Date: Tue Sep 3 11:33:25 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: back in buffalo…
Comment: I can easily say that Portland, Oregon is one of the coolest cities in the US. So laid back, AMAZING BEER (and herb), great food, not too spendy, really nice people (although some are a bit hippie-ish–oh well). Saw Burnside skatepark –didn’t bring my board though, but lots of pics. I’ll get ’em up sometime soon. I missed some of the best shows ever. A band by the name of Sonic Youth., as well as Wilco & Nebula… I saw the big rocks from the movie “The Goonies” at Cannon beach, on the coast. All in all — a fan-fucking-tastic trip. Thinkin’ bout movin’. Later…

Date: Tue Sep 3 09:19:05 2002
Name: Flight Lieutenant Brookes
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Hi Jez, Will get in touch soon via “another route” and hopefully meet up in London for an OJ, believe it or not I am now teetotal, it’s a long story! – I work in W1 – have a vague recollection about The South Downs conversation did this include “Mad” Mark J, Amit the Vomit and Steve G? Would be good to catch up and discuss the “old” days and characters, The Arms,Bude,Surfing,Abergonolwyn etc. Still haven’t heard any of your music but this Swervedriver mularkey appears to be rather popular – a little more so than The Rabid Dogs, The Jacklsons etc. Ta Ta For Now – Matt B

Date: Mon Sep 2 12:41:41 2002
Name: please help
City/State/Country: please help
Comment: please help, does anyone have a clue if this band is still a band?….almost weeping, please help

Date: Sun Sep 1 17:28:01 2002
Name: Lawrence
City/State/Country: Amsterdam
Comment: This crowded-city-boy is so much in need of driving alone for hours in a Mustang Ford, rooftop open, through endless deserts and playing Swervedriver. Loud. That would be the end of the world for me right now. It could be that simple. alas… back to work tomorrow.


Date: Sat Aug 31 20:03:12 2002
Name: Elizaeth
City/State/Country: DE
Comment: I Love Swevedriver!!!! I’ve been a fan ever since I saw the Duel video on 120 Minutes in 1993. THEY ARE AMAZING; nothing else out there compares. I wish Swervedriver would go on tour soon, ’cause I’m feeling a need to experience them live again.

Date: Sat Aug 31 13:17:25 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey folks I put together a page for my band with mp3s. If any of you want to check it out the web address is: http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/music/band_info.pl?band_id=433

Date: Sat Aug 31 07:52:55 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: T shirts! One of my supposed mates stole my Never Lose That Feeling Tshirt years ago never to be seen again. Still got my Duel water pistol one and the fanclub one which says Jesus ama los Swervies on the front. Thats hanging together by threads though. wonder if Swervestock has any T Shirts kicking about……

Date: Sat Aug 31 03:36:05 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Shu-caw-ga Dan, I have the Rain Parade CD, “Emergency Third Rail Power Trip” which also includes the ep, “Explosions in the Glass Palace”. It was released by Restless Records. The CD number is 7_70019-2. If you can’t find it at e-bay or at Restless, e-mail me at trisol@surfnetinc.com I think I may be able to ‘find’ one for you ;)***** Hey Zach, I still have the blue long sleeve T from that Swervie tour, which is what made me type it. I don’t really wear it, since I consider it somewhat of a “collectors” item now 🙂 Dream Well Swervies!

Date: Sat Aug 31 01:19:57 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brissy vegas
Comment: Monkey, monkey magic….. man, that takes me back..!!! My nick name in high school was Tripitaka!!! Tee hee!!!!

Date: Fri Aug 30 22:30:41 2002
Name:  
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Date: Fri Aug 30 19:50:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Iuce! Thats it!! Thats amazing! I didnt think I’d get them that quick! Cheers mate!

Date: Fri Aug 30 15:10:43 2002
Name: luce
City/State/Country: trans
Comment: ian are you talking about this show? http://www.monkeyheaven.com if so they have lyrics here http://www.monkeyheaven.com/music_lyrics.html

Date: Fri Aug 30 14:40:11 2002
Name: hairy haw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: mmmmmm ‘monkey magic/monkey magic/monkey magic/monkey magic yeah….’. That’s all I remember! My guitarist has a rather fetching monkey t-shirt actually.

Date: Fri Aug 30 13:11:52 2002
Name: mary mungo & midge
City/State/Country:  
Comment: MONKEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri Aug 30 10:40:31 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I got to Glasgow Green on the Saturday which was part of the Leeds/Reading thing even though I was fuul of the shitty cold. Scotland – the only fucking place in the world where you get a cold in the summer. Anyway, caught Trail of the Dead finaly and they were bloody marvelous if a bit shambolic but I suppose thats where they get they’re name from. Also caught the end of Slipnot (erk), highly entertaining! Anyway i’ve got a favour to ask the good people of Swervedom. Some of you might remember a program on telly in the early 80’s called Monkey. It was a Japanees series about Monkey, God of the Monkeys who was bannished from Heaven for annoying the gods and he had a mate called Pixie. Im not tripping by the way, I stopped all that when i was 20, I need the lyrics for an acoustic gig we’re doing as we’re covering it in the style of Neil Young….if that makes any sence atall. Anyway, any help would be much, much appreciated.

Date: Fri Aug 30 04:20:19 2002
Name: a certain someone
City/State/Country:  
Comment: No worries Dan – hope U ligged yer a** off! acsxx

Date: Fri Aug 30 02:32:00 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chi
Comment: Good Lemonheads quote in my book, Paulo.

Date: Fri Aug 30 01:49:00 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Yeah…went to Leeds on Sunday. had a really good time but the music was shocking apart from BRMC who were spot on.I have come to the conclusion that The Hives are a pile of hyped up shite who bored the hell out of us all….but as I say I actually did have a great time (thank you to a certain someone for getting us there)

Date: Fri Aug 30 01:05:02 2002
Name: Paulo
City/State/Country: The bar where I lose heart
Comment: Did anyone here go to Reading/Leeds last weekend? Hurts to say I lost the chance to see Mercury Rev, BRMC (the American Jesus), Spiritualized, Breeders, Death Cab, the Strokes and the Foos, what else? think Jane’s Addiciton were lined up too, well…better forget it…unfavourable circumstances held me back once more, but next year i vowed to be there even if they pick Britney Spears, N’Sync and Backstreet Boys for headliners . And I’m seriously considering showing up for All Tomorrow’s Party (April, init?) depending on the lineup (though i’m not sure if they’ll ever throw another of those anytime soon…)//New old stuff by Pavement comin out in October: double DVD with all the video clips, 1-hour interview and two full live shows recorded just for the truly enchanted fans//Been spinning Dove’s “Last Broadcast” these days and, yeah, it’s beautiful, gotta listen to it coupla more times in order to get the whole picture there//Some other good songs worth checking out at bakedbean.net are ‘Chinese Star in Metal Box’ and ‘full stride’ by The Pee Wee Fist, ‘Magnolia’ by Tristan da Cunha (creative trio, but badly recorded, maybe some studio wizardry would fix it), the only song avaible (forgot the name) by StarLab//Swirlies out on a “mini-tour” across the UK starting Septtember 7, you lucky Brits do not miss out (btw, i mentioned the song “chris r.” down there somewhere but i meant the song ‘upstairs’ off “What to Do About Them”, beautiful tune).//”Rocky and Inez” and “My Valentine” by Your Girl for the Night are among the top 5 on my home-job commute list right now, beautiful tunes, wonderfully recordred, don’t sound demo at all, if i ran a nice indie label i’d sign these guys right away…//nuff (love this abbreviation) said…cya

Date: Thu Aug 29 18:40:53 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Murder capital of the USA (2001)
Comment: I just got my copy 3 or 4 months ago, Dan. I was wiped out by how great it is. I think they do emulate SWD some, but it takes on its own life. I think Catherine Wheel can be another contender of similar bands.

Date: Thu Aug 29 13:45:37 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: the city with a bar on every corner
Comment: Man… I know I’m way late on this… but this Doves’ record “Lost Souls”… it’s savory. I don’t usually hunt down records; I kinda just let them cross my path. This crossed my path last Friday – I can’t get enough of it. Are they aping SWD or not? Discuss!

Date: Thu Aug 29 13:10:26 2002
Name: damon
City/State/Country: VA
Comment: swd + lush then…..forget TOOL

Date: Thu Aug 29 09:57:59 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: shuh-caw-ga
Comment: Sundog – let’s say I’m a David Roback fan. Had a Rain Parade record, but like a lot of my stuff, it “disappeared” during a stint with 3 roommates – Opals’ “Happy Nightmare Baby” is the shiznit. Saw Mazzy Star around She Hangs Brightly… ye gods that was ages ago. Took a lot of mental effort to remember that one 🙂

Date: Thu Aug 29 01:43:07 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Sundog, I had that exact T-Shirt from the Mezcal Head tour: “Jesus ama los swervies.” Dark blue with the white face. Cool stuff. I’ll look for the split. Cheers, Z.

Date: Thu Aug 29 01:11:45 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey Dan, if you are a Opal/Mazzy Star fan, are you a Rain Parade fan as well? BTW, I saw Mazzy Star at the Metro on the “Tonight so that I might see” tour (Were you there?) and what an awesome show that was. Top ten bands? I think that changes day to day for me..lol. I’ll give you 10 of my current favorites although these aren’t really in any specific order 1) SWD 2) Rush 3) Univers Zero 4) King Crimson 5) Happy Family 6) Don Cabellero 7) Trans Am 8) GSYBE 9)Steve Tibbets 10) Ride BTW Zach, did you get the Toshack EP, “Everyday Rock’N Roll is saving my Life” ? It’s excellent. There is also a split single coming out (I think September) with Toshack Highway and Sianspheric. Remember, “Jesus loves the Swervies” 😉

Date: Wed Aug 28 15:13:47 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Does Adam have any new stuff coming out? Any new toshack? I’m partial to “just landed” from the toshack material.

Date: Wed Aug 28 11:07:10 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: I second that david mi’amico. Give me anything Adam, and I get that feeling. duel, blowin’ cool, son of jaguar e and expressway..they all do it for me, but when i am in a quiet mood, everyday rock’n’roll is saving my life and the acoustic hitcher which to me they are like perfect songs, couldn’t get better with exception of several other swervedriver songs there are too many to list.

Date: Wed Aug 28 01:48:07 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Aug 27 20:18:06 2002
Name: I love non-conformity in music.
City/State/Country:  
Comment: .

Date: Tue Aug 27 19:04:37 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: This is true.

Date: Tue Aug 27 18:16:58 2002
Name: david
City/State/Country: italy
Comment: no way man, swd were over rock, metal and whatever. They just set free guitars in theyr best sounds. That’s why after 11 yrs nothing ever gave me the same feeling. Dyou know what I mean? listen to duel. Nothing of tool can give me somthin similar, and I know them quite well.

Date: Tue Aug 27 11:28:16 2002
Name: damon
City/State/Country: VA
Comment: swd+tool=bliss

Date: Tue Aug 27 11:27:43 2002
Name: Thenumeral23@om
City/State/Country: VA
Comment: I WANT JEZ AND DANNY CAREY TO MAKE SOME MUSICK SOON! tool and swd go well together,a lovely musical cocktail’tis it. peace, damon

Date: Tue Aug 27 05:22:32 2002
Name: Derek Pistoll
City/State/Country: Spring, Texas
Comment: Hey! SwerveDriver has been a huge influence to me from the studio work and the only one show where I was forever slayed. Saddening was the just read news of the ’62 JazzMaster Ebay auction and of not being able to see SD live again anytime soon, if ever. Is it possible to purchase or barter for video footage from SD’s show[s]? [dpistoll-at-no-spam-hotmail] Thank you [SD] for all the great music !! Cheers.

Date: Tue Aug 27 04:25:12 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I dont think Swervedriver need to come back and record a new album. I just think they need to do one huge tour and play a setlist of music comprising of Raise, Mezcal Head, ESR, And 99ThDream. As well as some b-sides. Just hearing a wide selection of swervie tunes live would be absolutley amazing. If anything they should go out with a big band and do a FINAL tour. Cya Later!

Date: Mon Aug 26 18:52:47 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: John C from NYC – well said, my friend. Let’s hope SWD do not perceive themselves in the same dire need of riding what little promise hair-metal comebacks hold… the lack of communication from the SWD camp is what holds SWD’s promise, IMO. Better to burn out than fade away?

Date: Mon Aug 26 16:54:41 2002
Name: david
City/State/Country: italy
Comment: I finally got the aim! I’ve got all swervie’s albums. I love them all, but the real miracle is definitely Mezcal head. Maybe Raise would be at that level with the hand of mr. Moulder. Anyone agree?

Date: Mon Aug 26 16:46:24 2002
Name: d
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: saw westerberg on ‘lawnguyland’ last week. it was really good. i’m going again this week to the bowery ballroom, can’t wait. so i got this in my mailbox from another list which includes an interview with swd… must be an old interview? I didn’t see anything of it on this site. Did I miss something? anyway thought someone here might be interested possibly… Vendetta #18 (our final issue, summer 2002) Interviews with Echo and the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, Swervedriver, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, The Sights, Comet Gain, Captain Soul, Dressy Bessy, South, Stratford 4, The Witch Hazel Sound, and Dakota Suite. Tons of reviews. $4.00 U.S. or $6.00 overseas. Checks payable to Elephant Stone Records, PO Box 931057, LA, CA 90093 Full details at: www.elephantstonerecords.com/vendetta

Date: Mon Aug 26 16:25:05 2002
Name: John Clese
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: Been a fan since ’91. I saw the band a few years back at Irving Plaza, NYC with HUM (Who?) You guys rocked. I’m still, constantly, turning others on to your music. A US tour again would be most appreciated. Swervedriver = one of the best guitar driven, melodic, heavy-as-balls tune makers there is. Raise and ESR are way cool. Good luck to Swervedriver and may they come-back soon, hell Poison and Ratt are doing it, why not SD? Thanks, JC

Date: Sat Aug 24 10:27:03 2002
Name: vdub
City/State/Country: kc
Comment: huh, i have a good friend that is pals with steven of the lips. so i have talked to him & wayne a couple times. wayne seemed pretty eccentric to me. not the most open armed of folks but kinda of what i would expect actually. the other guys seem the opposite- totally cool and down to earth and whatnot. their new album is amazing & thats all that matters anyways.

Date: Sat Aug 24 06:04:31 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Where are all of the Swervie band members living now?

Date: Sat Aug 24 00:52:02 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Damn, Royboy, sounds like a kick-ass trip! I haven’t been to Vancouver in some time, but remember it as totally beautiful. Take some photos to show us all when you get back. cheers, Z.

Date: Fri Aug 23 16:49:32 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: Wow!!!–Congrats Dave! Zach–This IS is the coolest board ever (in fact, it’s the only one I’m on!!!) I’m off to Portland, Oregon tomorrow for TEN WHOLE DAYS!!! MMMM… Burnside Skatepark. I’ve read that Oregon has the highest # of real-deal concrete skateparks of any state in the U.S.. Pretty cool. Some of the best beer an’ herb too, so’s I hear. Going to try to check out Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle too. Cheers, all. Cheers indeed!!!

Date: Fri Aug 23 13:50:26 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Woo hoo! Trail of the Dead tomorrow and Spiritualised at Glasgow Green! Only thing is its chucking it down but its gotto be done. Janes Addiction are playing on the Sunday!!! Cant beleeeve it. Hairy Haw! You going to it? Congrats to Dave too!! Incidentaly, diod anyone get a bottlew of Tequila from swervestock? Just wondering if it had ac Swervedriver logo on the front or that?

Date: Thu Aug 22 18:26:19 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: How freakin cool is this board? Members of SWD and Hum within a few days post here!! Cheers to both bands (and Jez and Tim) for lots of good music! Zach.

Date: Thu Aug 22 13:13:57 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Im off to Huddersfield University to study Multimedia and Interactive Technology. Im hoping to create a program or something to allow learning guitar to be made simple or something. Its computer related, that kinda thing. Even though im sick to death of computers. Oh well pehaps when im there I can join a band or something. Cya later!

Date: Thu Aug 22 12:07:39 2002
Name: Tim Lash
City/State/Country: Champaign,IL
Comment: Jez, its Tim from the band Hum. We toured with you guys for a while and had a hell of a good time. I have been meaning to get a hold of you to catch up, so if you come on this board and see this please email me at tlash@glifted.com or check out my new band’s website at www.glifted.com I hope to hear from you or Adam and the guys are doing well. I am still waiting for some more Swervdriver ear candy. take care.. Tim Lash

Date: Thu Aug 22 11:29:25 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Good job, Dave! Where are you going to school next? Where is St. Helens?

Date: Thu Aug 22 06:24:07 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!! PASSED THE MATHS EXAM!! AND PASSED MY ICT COURSE!!!! OFF TO UNI WE GO! YEAH!!!!

Date: Wed Aug 21 17:34:54 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country:  
Comment: More off-topic…has anyone seen “Gas, Food, Lodging”? J. does a cool cameo in it, hes funny in it. If youre a fan, I can only suggest you check it out.

Date: Tue Aug 20 18:36:45 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Alreet Jez? Its nice to see a swervedriver member post here once in a while. Do you know what the other members of swervie are actually doing? I mean we hear of adam and his toshack highway and his touring. And of you with your studio wizardry and whatnot. But what about Steve? or Jimmy? What are them two up to? It would be nice to see swervedriver play again (because Ive never seen one feckin show). Im sure that SWERVEDRIVER could be the saviours of modern music as we know it! Save us all from a future of nu metal…….aiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!!

Date: Tue Aug 20 17:53:23 2002
Name: Ed
City/State/Country: PA
Comment: J Mascis is God. Nuff said.

Date: Tue Aug 20 12:59:50 2002
Name: jeremy
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Flight Lieutenant Brookes – as I live and breathe!!! How you doing matey? Someone told me “a school friend called Matt” had posted here.Thought I’d better check it out…OK,OK,so I stole yer wonderful quote off yah (for the greater good though,I have to mitigate!).Got quote of the year in the local rag if I remember:-) Do you remember that conversation we had on top of the South Downs late one night all that time ago? About – well,hopefully you remember.I still think about that… Hope you’re well. If you wanna email me,my folks now live down the hill from where yer mum lives (used to live). The “floral” street which is the right turn before the bottom of the hill – number 24. Give ’em a knock – they’ll sort you out with the address. Good to know you’re around – and thanks for the nice things you made up about me!!! Love, jez….xxx

Date: Tue Aug 20 12:57:52 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: City-O-Chi
Comment: A friend and I just happened to be sitting in the vip area, about 10 feet from him (by chance, no lie). It was 2 bands before he played. Someone sitting next to us knew him, and after they saw me with our CD in my hand, they said theyd introduce me. I was like “wow!!!”, but somehow still hesitantly I went with them. The people went through a sphiel about how they liked my band (keep in mind I never met them, I’m sure just being very helpful to me…), so J. kind of smiled in this cool vibe way. I handed him the CD and let him know that I’ve appreciated his music for many years. He still smiled in this kind of cool way, like he understood the plight of the modern-day musician (we all knew he surely did). It was so loud in there, plus I didnt really want to take up more of his time (as he was enjoying the show, also he was up soon), so I nodded and walked off. A friends band (Moreno) played with them that night (theyre also big fans of J. and Dino J.). God, I was so jealous in a cool way, gave them big props later.

Date: Tue Aug 20 04:55:23 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: nor-fan austraaaaalia
Comment: Man, snail, can I come to ya shin dig!!!??!! All I’s can say is MOGWAI ARE COMING!!!!! And trail tooo… ooohhh eerrrr me’s excited!!!!

Date: Tue Aug 20 03:06:58 2002
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: here
Comment: So, what happened when you ran into Mascis, Zig?

Date: Tue Aug 20 03:04:59 2002
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: Tiamat
Comment: No particular order: Swervedriver, Soundgarden, J Mascis (including Dinosaur Jr stuff), Frank Black (including Pixies stuff), Mark Lanegan (inc. Screaming Trees) hmmmm, I better leave the last few spots open, because there is a drop off between these choices and the next level of bands. Shawnte.

Date: Mon Aug 19 22:48:52 2002
Name: Zig
City/State/Country: Chi
Comment: J. Mascis was much nicer. What a non-verbal dude with a good vibe.

Date: Mon Aug 19 22:47:17 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chi-Guy
Comment: I had the unpleasant oppurtunity to meet Wayne Coyne a couple years ago when they played at The Metro. Since we play there quite a bit, I knew the booking guys, one of which asked me if Id like to hang out backstage and give him one of our CD’s. I said sure, but when I was back there and introduced myself (and said I really loved their music, bla bla bla), he was just a terrible pr1ck!!! He even wouldnt accept our cd..oh well, right? I just left him be, and between that show and the next, he ended up getting in a huge fistfight with his roadie. Hehehe. Definitely what I would have expected him to be, actually 180 degrees off. Still great music…I suppose.

Date: Mon Aug 19 01:40:30 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Flaming Lips are coming to T.O. Apparently they’re opening for Beck, than they’re actually joining Beck on stage for his show. Flaming Lips = Musical Gods. I understand that Swervie opened for Beck when they toured through Austraila. The only reason why THEY didn’t join Beck on stage is because they were too busy blowing him off of it.;)

Date: Sun Aug 18 20:00:55 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: The Burning Car from Karma Police
Comment: Hmmmmm….I dont like them, but I dont hate them…. I can see they are good musicians, they just arent to my musical taste. However I hope you have a great time at the concert.

Date: Sun Aug 18 16:38:14 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: I just got my Super Furry Animals tix. I still can’t believe they’re coming to Buffalo!!! Any thoughts on the Super Furries? They’re kind of a “love ’em or hate ’em” band, I guess. They’re definitely ‘out there’…. anyway—love ’em or hate ’em?

Date: Sat Aug 17 05:21:08 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: oh Whatever… here’s mine: 1.Swervedriver 2.Sonic Youth 3.NOFX 4.Nirvana 5.PJ Harvey 6.Nada Surf 7.Reef 8.Cake 9.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 10.The Stooges And a positive note for the forthcoming legends: the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And there is also Rancid, Dolly, The Strokes, Ride, Boo Radley’s, My Bllody Valentine, Mogwai, Steve Wynn, Weezer, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, grunge rock, punk rock, post-rock, etc…

Date: Sat Aug 17 00:27:04 2002
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Fort Lauderdale
Comment: Top Whatever…Swervedriver, The Verve, U2, Jeff Buckley, Catherine Wheel, MBV,Coldplay, Radiohead, Ours, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Ozric Tentacles, Galactic, Dave Matthews, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, etc.

Date: Fri Aug 16 09:23:55 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Right on, Ian… lookin’ forward to it. And Haircut 100! How could I forget? Nick Heyward’s North of a Miracle is a nice record, too – “Atlantic Monday” recorded on me birfday! Happy 3-0 snail… it’s all downhill from there 🙂

Date: Fri Aug 16 08:36:30 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stock’n roll
Comment: having a 30th bash next weekend on the local beach. Me thinks we shall play a selection of albums from my top ten, which have seen me through these last ten or so years, 1.Swervedriver 2.Smashing Pumpkins 3.Ride 4.Sonic Youth 5.Stone Roses 6.Neds Atomic Dustbin 7.Dinosaur Jr. 8.PWEI 9.Curve 10.Cure, will then finish evening with a friend on a computer pounding out some industrial techno.(many samples to be drawn upon) Thanks for inspiration to form up some sort of notional top ten for the big 3 & 0 and beyond. Cheers

Date: Fri Aug 16 08:06:02 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: Aust-trail-ia
Comment: Zach (LA), forget ‘Are You Normal’,.. YOU HAVEN’T HEARD NEDS UNTIL “Kill your Television” (from album BITE, might also have been on Godfoder?) HAS BEEN PLAYED AT F’N HIGH VOLUME. OH, HELLO EVERYONE AGAIN,.. YES STILL AROUND.

Date: Fri Aug 16 07:53:39 2002
Name: wayne
City/State/Country: Bristol
Comment: My fav groups are 1) Kylie – esp the waxwork 2) Haircut 100 3) Peters & Lee 4) Crass 5) ELO 6) Boy George 7) The Carpenters – before Karen died 8) Gary Numan & Tubeway Army 9) The Anti Nowhere League 10) Simply Red

Date: Fri Aug 16 02:27:39 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Zach, “Godfodder” is THE album to check out… listening to it today still takes me back to to days when I used to skateboard and constantly listen to ned’s… *sobbing*

Date: Thu Aug 15 20:02:30 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Cheers Dan!! It was done about 2 years ago but we’ve got a new single coming out on b-unique in September so I’ll keep you posted. By the way, has anyone done a search on e-bay for swervie stuff recently? I checked a minit ago and theres loads!! Ejector Seat t shirts and everything!

Date: Thu Aug 15 17:44:00 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: That picture behind Adam on the inside of Rock & Roll… is creepy. Stretched out faces, and wots up with the legs comming out of someones gut. Reminds me of an LSD trip gone bad!

Date: Thu Aug 15 16:58:27 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: fuckin the dog…
Comment: Oh yeah, medicine. mmmmm….. beth…..

Date: Thu Aug 15 13:10:45 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: bflo
Comment: ok. me too. Elliot Smith-Stone Roses-Nick Drake-Black Crowes-Sleep-Jawbox/Burning Airlines-Paul Weller-Mojave 3-Slowdive-Seefeel-MBV-Matthew Sweet-Velvet Crush-Pixies—– It’s impossible to have ten favorites. Absolutely impossible.

Date: Thu Aug 15 13:04:30 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Funkytown
Comment: Also – Ian!!! Finally found the time to sit down with your record – nice work mate!

Date: Thu Aug 15 13:00:29 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: OK, here’s some more favorites – again, in no particular order: 18) Prefab Sprout 19) Fu Manchu 20) House of Large Sizes 21) Elvis Costello 22) Minutemen 23) King Crimson 24) Bitch Magnet/Seam and I said I wasn’t a rock critic 🙂

Date: Thu Aug 15 11:04:47 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: buffalo
Comment: Valentine#3–I think Brad’s p-ject between Medicine & Amnesia is called “The Electric Company”. N O I S Y ! ! ! ! !

Date: Thu Aug 15 04:16:34 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: hey valentine#3 i live a mile or 2 from where the cover to last day on earth (inside of esr?) was taken – an odeon cinema on holloway road in n london.

Date: Thu Aug 15 02:49:51 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Belgium
Comment: Hey, f(x) (does it mean you are a mathematics total addicted?), be sure you’re not the only non anglosaxon around here. PS: Roma